Over the past few years several designs approaches and building techniques have emerged in the tiny house and small house world including the flat pack house, the digitally printed house, and the single tool tiny house. It seems as if only the SIP house has gained any market share or popularity amongst builders. That may be until now.

The Brikawood method consists of 4 wooden elements, two lateral flanges and two transverse spacers (spacers), machined in “dovetail” which are assembled together, by interlocking, thus giving a mechanical rigidity to the assembly. The brick itself is intended to be used alone – without cladding, rain cover or vapor barrier – with only a special check valve specific to Brikawood, that ensures performance and waterproofing.

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It’s an innovative process really. A wood brick that is assembled without nails and screws. In fact, it isn’t far off in priciple from a mortise and tenon joint construct.

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Designed and built by the French company Catharhome, the Brikawood is also a more passive way of constructing a house. With it’s lego like method, Brikawood provided reinforced insulation (filtered wood chips from the milling process), strong window frames with double or triple glazing, natural insulation with heat recovering, an airtight seal, and construction without thermal bridging. Perhaps the best part though is that Brikawood sells four essentially DIY kits: the Jill at 1291 sq.ft., the Jade at 1076 sq.ft., the Jude at 914 sq.ft., and the Josy at 645 sq.ft. For those who want to build tiny though, Brikawood offers the Studio Kit, which is just 215 sq.ft.

Made of Douglas Fir with the same nail-less, glue-less, system it’s larger siblings are, the studio kit is a livable structure perfect for a studio, RDU, or tiny house!

Brikawood 3Brikawood is a start-up looking for a global audience.

The company is a bit avant-garde, that has created a patented product that meats the standards of both today and tomorrow, using optimized materials, thereby reducing waste and preserving the environment. They make a very cool house too!

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  1. Scott Nelson

    I like the idea and would be interested in more information.

  2. Ziji Beth Goren

    Sounds terrific! I’m looking towards a move to rural Oregon, outside of Eugene, a 30′ Yurt Studio and tiny home on a parcel of land. I like your product!

  3. ZACHARY E MOHRMANN

    Interesting enough to say I would like to see, and read more on these houses…!

  4. Lorna Dodge

    Show me floor plans , one completed inside and out ! Last but far from least how much!!!!

  5. bonnie whiting

    Building a country house. Would love to build one on my farm.

  6. Thomas McShea

    The concept u have developed is interesting . Please send additional information / pictures / prices shipped to USA for complete unites for myself and also for Resale ! Do u possibly have a Visio showing a start to finish assembly of a larger unite mentioned in u advertisement ?

  7. Doreen Smith

    This is interesting,who would ever think to make a house with this. I think it’s a good idea if it can withdraw really bad weather.

  8. Charlene Holmes

    This looks exciting-leggo engineers rejoice.
    A DIY with small carbon footprint that can fit into most everyone’s housing dream.
    Would like to attend a workshop if any are provided.Good way to get exposure to your product and services.
    Bottom line is price, can you make this happen without breaking the bank?

  9. Maria emilia Negron

    Where can i see it and purchase it? Love the concept

  10. Tom Tanner

    Love the look. Need more information, floor plans and price.

  11. David Hector

    I have read much on this. I am one that is interested in the purchase of their mill and set up for the US market. We have got to start somewhere enough to just talking about it someone has to take action.

  12. Mary Burgan

    Product looks awesome but would like to see them in full production. Price listings would be nice as well.