Do you dream of owning your own home?
Not just any home, but your own single-family, ecologically-constructed home, aligned with nature?

For many this dream is out of reach. An architecturally-designed custom home, built to the highest ecological and non-toxic standards can easily cost a million or more.

For those who are sustainably minded and value the wise use of resources, building a single-family home can imply consumptive land use and increased energy consumption, compounded by the concern of health disturbing building materials and ecologically disturbing building practices.

For the forward-thinking consumer, the question is: How can we create a home of our own that appeals aesthetically, promotes wellbeing, functions efficiently, rests responsibly on the earth and remains affordable?

Let us help you make your sustainable dream home a reality.

SmartSmallHouse, a wise solution to a challenging task

We are convinced that your dream home can and should be implemented without compromise. That’s why we brought together a team of experts and creative minds to the table.
Our singular focus: re-think dwelling.
The result: SmartSmallHouse, inspired sustainable living.

Non-Toxic Materials

Our houses are built strictly according to building biology principles for the purest standards of healthy living. We use a timber construction and wood fiber insulation with 15 years warranty. Only high-quality, non-toxic, and breathable timber construction. We eliminated the common practice of using a plastic shell around the house (vapor barrier and /or styrofoam insulation) that causes the build-up of unhealthy gasses, creating dangerous indoor air quality. Our houses naturally breathe while optimizing energy efficiency. They are so pure that at the end of their life there is no hazardous waste; it can even be burned without releasing toxins into the atmosphere.

Energy-positive house

Each home features solar energy production & wood stove heating. In fact, over the course of a year, the house produces more energy than it needs, even including powering an e-vehicle. We achieve this energy efficiency with the help of photovoltaic panels on the roof and a smart battery in the house which also ties to the grid for energy sharing. Modern ecological technology also provides efficient heating and hot water. The home uses an air heating pellet oven for creating a cozy ambient indoor temperature and a heat pump water heater that is almost 4 times more efficient than a regular water heater. As an optional feature, the home can be equipped with an air water heat pump system. This upgraded system has the duel function of using in-floor radiant heat to warm the ambient air temperature and also heat the water for the entire home. For those who would prefer to live off-grid, we provide a completely self-sufficient house upon request.

Aligned with Nature & and Human Nature

In order for a house to be a home, it must not only function well, it must feel wonderful. Each SmartSmallHouse is designed and set into the landscape according to Vastu design principles, building in accordance with the laws of nature. This timeless architectural science for thriving dwellings ensures that your SmartSmallHouse is a home in which you will feel uplifted and inspired.

Small Footprint

A SmartSmallHouse has a compact footprint, so it fits easily into a congested urban environment or responsibly into a natural landscape. This makes for socially and environmentally responsible living.

Small Budget

Thanks to its size, cost-efficient construction, and minimal requirement for land use, these houses are attractively economical. Even if you have a larger budget, imagine the freedom downsizing could create in your life.

Efficient Living

Small living requires thoughtfulness. We think of it as a design-storage-space concept. Space utilization is optimized by intelligent storage inside the double walls at the south and north which are generously equipped with fitted cabinets, elsewhere there are fold-out tables and beds. Pipes, equipment and connections are stored inside the timber walls, easy reachable.

Our Commitment at SmartSmallHouse

We are convinced that we can do our part to ensure that our children and the earth as a whole have a bright healthy future when we live responsibly. It is our commitment to never compromise in the areas of environmental stewardship, energy efficiency and non-toxic living.

High-quality, non-toxic timber construction for healthy living

Energy-positive house featuring solar energy & wood stove

Aligned with nature & human nature with the help of Vastu design

Small Footprint for socially and environmentally responsible living

Small Budget in order to make these houses attractively economical

Design-storage-space concept for efficient living

Outstanding value for a premier single-family home

Our Products

The SmartSmallHouse is made mostly of sustainably harvested, non-toxic wood. Externally, it appears like a typical wooden house with eaves and deep window sills. Inside, the spruce wood paneling, well-conceived layout and efficient built-in storage appeals to those who enjoy modern living.

The house is available in 3 sizes:

TinyGreen (1.5 rooms)

  28m²      1-2

The TinyGreen (1.5 rooms) has a living area of about 28 m2 (297 SF) and there are no enclosed rooms. The sleeping area is not visible from below. Ideal for 1-2 people.

TinyGreen Gallery

SmallGreen (3.5 rooms)

  80m²      1-3

The SmallGreen (3.5 rooms) has a living area of about 80 m2 (856 SF) and there are no enclosed rooms. The upper floor is not visible from below. Ideal for 1-3 people.

SmallGreen Gallery

MediumGreen (4.5 rooms)

  120m²      2-4

The MediumGreen (4.5 rooms) has a living area of about 120 m2 (1292 SF) and there are two enclosed rooms. The upper floor is not visible from below. Ideal for 2-4 people.

MediumGreen Gallery

The Small and MediumGreen feature a more open design, with a look-down gallery on the second floor and a usable attic.

In each of the three sizes, the precise dimensions of the footprint are given by Vastu rules. These are special measures that influence us positively. All additional dimensions of the home follow the Vastu proportions as closely as possible.

All three houses are so designed that they don’t need an expensive basement.

Filled with natural light, the larger number of windows are located in the east and west, the source of the most daylight.

On the north and south sides, the house is enclosed by a double wall, allowing for built-in storage cabinets. There is also the possibility, to have fold-down beds installed in the north or south wall, to further maximize the use of space.

There are also elements that break through these double walls to further capitalize on space efficiency. The stairs are embedded in the double wall and create a cavity. The downstairs water closet and upstairs bathroom protrude from the double wall.

In some places, the double wall features window niches, which creates deep resets for sitting or decorating.

Each home is built according to exacting Swiss standards.

Beautiful, space-efficient and energy-efficient, a SmartSmallHouse is your dream home, realized.

GreenVillages

For individuals or developers looking to create a community of like-minded residents, the installation of SmartSmallHouses can be optimized if several can be built together in a planned GreenVillage. This can lower the price for the entire infrastructure and make central installation of facilities possible. The houses could also be built as row-houses to save land space. (The cost would be the loss of window light sources along the side walls.)

Affordable Pricing

A TinyGreen is available from:

CHF 121’000.-

(Construction Kit incl. heating system, photovoltaic, kitchen appliances, etc.)

CHF 135’000.-

(turn-key from foundation upwards)

A SmallGreen in Switzerland is available from:

CHF 215’000.-

(shell with roof, doors, windows, blinds, stairs, etc.)

CHF 375‘000.-

(turn-key from foundation upwards)

As the turn-key houses are finalised in the respective countries, the prices in other European countries can be expected significantly lower than these Swiss prices. Prices per EU country on request.

A MediumGreen in Switzerland is available from:

CHF will be announced shortly

(shell with roof, doors, windows, blinds, stairs, etc.)

CHF 495’000.-

(turn-key from foundation upwards)

As the turn-key houses are finalised in the respective countries, the prices in other European countries can be expected significantly lower than these Swiss prices. Prices per EU country on request.

Service Packages for Individual Projects

For a flat-rate of CHF 975.- you receive:

  • Analysis and evaluation of up to 3 eligible properties according to Vastu (each additional property CHF 150.-)
  • Feasibility study (examination of utilization, building height, required distances to property lines and other buildings, etc.) for a selected plot
  • Gross cost estimation
  • Travel expenses will be charged separately

For a flat-rate of CHF 7500.- you receive:

  • Consulting of possible optimization according to Vastu for the selected property
  • Determining the ideal placement of the building on the plot
  • Orientation of the building to cardinal directions, considering declination and declivity
  • Special consideration of exterior elements: well, ponds, rain catchments, animals, etc.
  • Designing a Vastu energy wall or Vastu energy fence (compound wall)
  • Placement of water, electricity, sewage, etc.
  • Placement of access road and garage
  • Building permission application
  • Complete Vastu-specific accompaniment of the project. Travel expenses will be charged separately

For a flat-rate of CHF 7710.- you receive:

  • Construction supervision considering the Vastu principles
  • Calculating auspicious periods for groundbreaking, foundation stone laying, door placement and moving in
  • Conducting all Vastu ceremonies: groundbreaking, foundation stone laying, door placement and moving in
  • Ceremonial articles such as gem plate (2 pieces each CHF 500) and engraved foundation stones (5 pieces each CHF 70)
  • Verify the batter boards with string before any important construction activity
  • Verify whether the foundation is aligned to the geographic north
  • During the course of the construction, several verifications that the measures are maintained according to the agreed tolerances
  • Complete Vastu-specific accompaniment of the construction phase including all site visits. Travel expenses will be charged separately

For a flat-rate of CHF 4530.- you receive:

  • Consulting regarding fixed installations
  • Consulting regarding furnishing
  • Consulting regarding lighting
  • Consulting regarding plants in the interior
  • Color consulting from a color psychology, building biology and Vastu perspective
  • Complete Vastu-specific accompaniment of the interior design project. Travel expenses will be charged separately
  • Including ready-made concept for the decorator and painter

For a flat-rate of CHF 3540.- you receive:

  • Consulting regarding trees and plants on the property
  • Consulting regarding terrace and shading
  • Consulting regarding the placement of garden furniture
  • Consulting regarding placement of decorative objects
  • Consulting regarding lighting
  • Complete Vastu-specific accompaniment of the garden design project including all site visits. Travel expenses will be charged separately
  • Including ready-made concept for the gardener

For all First-Movers

Do you want to be one of the first to live in a SmartSmallHouse?
From now on we accept reservations.

Benefits at a glance

  • A sustainable single-family house at an affordable price
  • Constructed to exacting Swiss standards
  • Walls have very high insulation values of 0.15W/m2K and comply with the strictest energy regulations such as the new MuKEn14 from Switzerland
  • High-quality, sustainably-harvested wooden construction with 15-year warranty
  • Minimal footprint for lower manufacturing and land costs
  • Pre-fabricated structure for savings on architectural costs and build time
  • Well conceived open and spacious architectural floor plan
  • Non-toxic healthy home built to the highest standards of building biology
  • Breathable structure featuring a vapor retarding system and insulation with wood fiber panels
  • No outgassing of toxic building materials. No hazardous waste is generated. At the end of the home’s lifecycle it can be burned with no toxic residue
  • Energy-positive house featuring solar power and efficient heating
  • Photovoltaic panels on the roof and a smart battery inside the house for maximum utilization of self-produced energy
  • Semi-automatic air-controlled pellet stove to heat the ambient air temperature and a heat pump water heater that is almost 4 times more efficient. Or as an optional feature, a fully automatic air-water heat pump that provides in-floor radiant heat and hot water
  • Designed and sited according to the laws of nature utilizing the timeless Vastu principles for greater health, harmony and well-being
  • Omission of the basement and the garage for considerable cost savings
  • Ample storage space provided in the built-in cabinets in the double wall construction
  • Possibility for adding folding furniture in the double walls
  • Interior walls can be custom painted to give your SmartSmallHouse big personality
  • Wood-aluminum windows for modern design and minimal maintenance
  • 3 Velux roof windows, one can be an optional Velux convertible (mini-balcony)
  • Shade and light control optimized by motorized blinds
  • Loxone smart home system controls photovoltaic, battery, lights, blinds and can even be custom upgraded to include a security system, sound system, etc.
  • Shielded power cables and LAN cables to minimize harmful electrical pollution
  • Numerous integrated LED light fixtures
  • Top-brand household appliances such as refrigerator, glass ceramic cooktop, oven, dishwasher and washer/ dryer
  • Optional VortexPower Source water revitalization pre-installed
  • Optional rainwater harvesting
  • Optional carport with storage room
  • Optional Project management by SmartSmallHouse experts for ease of project execution

Ein Haus in einem GreenVillage beinhaltet das Paket Vastu Planung und Baubegleitung bereits

Team

Our Vision

We bring back personal freedom and help decrease the ecological footprint by downsizing. We are convinced that downsizing is possible without compromising the quality of dwelling and living.

  • Smart: which stands for non-toxic material, energy positive, and aligned with nature
  • Small:  which stands for small footprint, small budget, and efficient living

Smart little houses: small footprint outside, big living inside.

Be independent. Be inspired. Join the SmartSmall movement!

News

Wanted: construction land

Are you aware of an available plot that could be developed sensibly and sustainably? Do you own one, or someone from your family or your circle of friends and acquaintances? Or have you recently discovered a “to sell” sign somewhere?

Ideal are rural plots, where infrastructure such as schools, shopping centers, etc. are reachable in about 10-20 min. But also lots that are 20-40 min. or more away from infrastructure would be suitable for the next GreenVillage. And even construction land in suburbs of metropolitan areas come into consideration for us.

We are looking for small plots around the 200m2, small and medium plots of 200-1000m2, but also plots from 1000 to 3000m2.

Helpful qualities of the sought after construction land:

  • Little slope on the property (ideal are less than 1m downhill at 8m)
  • No power lines in the immediate vicinity of a property
  • Well-developed property (access and supply lines available)
  • As little as possible to no easements
  • Zone: Residential zone (W). For a Small or MediumGreen we need at least W2 (Wohnzohne with 2 full floors)
  • Areas with particularly strict building regulations (core zone) are rather difficult

If you know or hear something, we look forward to receiving short info: info@smartsmallhouse.com or +41 56 511 34 34

Contact

SmartSmallHouse AG
Schloss Mühlenhof Wohlen
Bahnhofweg 17
CH-5610 Wohlen, Switzerland
MWST: CHE-158.984.504
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