All studios and tiny houses have in common that all the details have been carefully considered

The ten most special design studios and Tiny Houses are all designed by top European architects. We think it is important that style and life go together.

Why wood and not stone or concrete?

Living and working in a wooden 'tiny house', studio or 'medium house' is sustainable for various reasons.

The foundation does not have to be heavy. Usually screw piles are already sufficient, and we may reinforce them with a light ring concrete foundation.

Most importantly, however, the quality of the wood used has become much better over the last ten years due to the hyper heating treatment methods that have evaporated the moisture, preventing it from rotting (see text on this page).

We make the wooden 'Tiny Houses and the Medium houses' so strong that they last a very long time.

You bring the atmosphere into the house yourself, but when you see the many models on our page, you quickly know that living in wood can also strengthen the emotional bond with your home.

A wooden house brings the character of the felled trees into the design and for that reason already has a special appearance.

What are 'Medium houses'? Medium Houses are houses between 50 and 75M2. You will already find some of them on our homepage and more will be added this spring.

We call our Garden Studios ecological for 2 reasons - the first is that they are built to last a long time, and the second is that they are made out of natural materials that retain their natural character and are pleasing to the eye. Therefore, we believe wood is the best choice. 

However, our humid Dutch climate places many demands on wood, and we want to ensure our wood is treated in such a way that will last decades to ensure that more trees do not have to be cut down to maintain your studio. You can read all about the building materials by clicking on the individual studios. 

All our studios are built out of wood that have undergone 1 of the following three treatments: (i) oil heat treatment, (ii) thermally-modified wood, and (iii) accoya wood. 

Oil Heat Treatment The wood is placed in an oil bath between 180 °C and 220 °C. This process can also be used with chemical additives to alter the wood in other ways.

Thermally-Modified Wood Thermally-processed wood means the wood is modified in a controlled process that heats it above 180 °C in the absence of oxygen. This process removes all moisture and changes its chemical structure to make it extremely durable. The result is wood with a lifespan of 25 years and properly coated to ensure minimal maintenance as rotting and damage from insects is evaded. 

Accoya Treatment Accoya modified wood has become the standard for the wood industry when it comes to performance and durability. No other wood offers the same combination of durability and stability. Sustainably produced and with a low CO2 footprint, Accoya actively contributes to a circular, biobased economy.
Accoya offers unprecedented reliability for wood; it has been extensively tested for abrasion resistance, dimensional stability, resistance of the coating and is durable and stable, Accoya excels in any climate and is modified to last 50 years. 

Accredited by the FSC® and Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Gold certified ™, it is the only building material in the world to achieve the C2C Platinum certification ™ for Material Health. With a low carbon footprint, choosing sustainable wood Accoya can help combat carbon emissions for a healthier world.It is non-toxic and has no risk of leaching from synthetic compounds or chemicals, making it safe and healthy for people, pets and the earth we live on.

Insulation  Between each layer of wood there is also insulating material such as wood wool to ensure your studio retains heat and cool air during the winter and summer months. 

Design opportunities
Each Design Garden Studio naturally has its own unique character and options to add different amenities such as a toilet, kitchen, sleeping loft, or shower. In case you do not want to use it as your home office, it can be easily converted into a guest house, playroom, workout or meditation space, easily transported anywhere you move or sold to a future buyer.  
A common theme across all our studios is that we use natural materials that are durable and environmentally-friendly. Our wood is processed in such a way that it becomes as strong as stone, but retains its natural appearance. For us, ecological means the combination of beauty, durability and CO2 efficiency.

Our studios will not be permanently fixed into the ground, therefore they can be easily transported in case you ever move or want to sell your studio. This also means they are easy to install. In some exceptionally peat areas we take extra measures to ensure your studio will remain in place, such as rubble concrete combined with steel bottom screws. Damp peat soil requires a very durable foundation, however large flat tiles or screws are often sufficient on sandy soil.
All Design Garden Studios come with a two-year warranty for any damage or malfunctions that are not your fault. Additionally, individual wood treatments have their own guarantee and come with simple steps on how to best maintain it, so that the 25-50 years are reached and can be passed down to your children.

What is Prefab?

All our Design Garden Studios are made in a workshop by professionalcraftsmen. Prefab means that everything is custom made in advance and can bedelivered + installed in your garden in 1-2 days. The first day is spentpreparing the foundation which is sometimes necessary, or for levelling thebuilding plot. Next, we ensure there are water lines running to the studio ifyour studio is fitted for water or plumbing.  

Building your Design Garden Studio usually takes between 6-12 weeksbefore it is shipped out to you. We build and test in our workshop to ensurethat everything fits together exactly, is weather-resistant and can be quicklyset up. 

The following video shows the precise method of construction andhighlights the attention to detail every Design Garden Studio is given. 

Prefab means pre-constructed or prefabricated, which comes with manyadvantages that you will benefit from. For example, when working with a smallspace our architects have cleverly considered every corner and designed it withan eye towards maximum efficiency. After many considerations, the best optionis selected to fit your needs.  

After you’ve ordered your Design Garden Studio and made your downpayment, one of our employees will come to your location (garden) and fix allconnections such as water, electricity, drainage, etc… prior to your studiobeing delivered.  

Sometimes these have to be adjusted accordingly. This is done when yourDesign Garden Studio is being made in the workshop so that when everything isready, it can be quickly delivered and installed with no delays. 

Who are the designers of your studio or TINY HOUSE?

ALL DESIGN GARDEN STUDIOS and Tiny houses are designed by architects and designers who have thought about every detail.

(some of our architects and designers)

Frank Marcus

Designer the 'OVAL OFFICE' in an introvert and extrovert edition for BYBLOS.

Architect Frank Marcus graduated (cum laude) from the Academy of Architecture and Urban Planning and has realized a number of special biobased buildings (for a limited budget). Climate, ecology, energy, atmosphere and the wishes of its clients were central to this. The bioclimatic (T) house is designed as a contemporary, bio-ecological form of living.

Linda Buisman

The ECOBLOQ studio or Tiny House is multifunctional according to how many blocks you add. It includes all possibilities: from sleeping to cooking and showering. This Tiny house can therefore be used anywhere.

LINDA BUISMAN designed the studio especially for Byblos. "Interest in building and nature was aroused at a young age. At the age of 11 I design the house of the future. After an exploratory internship at an architectural firm, I started studying architecture in 1999 at the HTS in Haarlem. I would prefer not only to develop buildings but also to actually design as an architect. After two years I switched to TU Delft.
I finished the architecture study Cum Laude in early 2008 with an honorable mention for my graduation project, a nomination for the Archiprix 2008 and a TiDO endorsement (Technology in Sustainable Development)"

Rob van der Wulp

Rob van der Wulp, tree house builder since 2003, creative before that in advertising.

He wanted to change course completely at the age of 50. From his passion for wood and nature, they became: tree houses and tree studios.

Nobody had done that by then in the Netherlands, but only in America. So Rob could go that way, quit his job and started working. The rest is history.

Misak Terzibasiyan

Misak Terzibasiyan's mother, Vappu Viuha, was of Finnish descent; his father, textile designer Edward Terzibasiyan, had Armenian roots. Misak studied at Eindhoven University of Technology from 1985 to 1991 graduating in Architecture, Urban Design and Building Sciences. After graduating, he worked between 1991 and 1994 as an architect in Cologne. He furthered his architectural career with various offices in the Netherlands between 1994 and 2003.

In 2003, Terzibasiyan set up his own architectural studio UArchitects in Eindhoven. He is a member of the welfare committee in various municipalities and regularly publishes on de Architect website.

Boano Prišmontas

Boano Prišmontas is a London studio for modular design solutions Byblos chose 'My room in the Garden' as the best design by young architects. The design scored high on the London prize of architecture.

The London based studio of architects and makers, launched “My Room in The Garden”, an affordable prefab home office. The low-cost solution is easy to assemble, and it can be built in one day. The structure is made in London and the modular design can fit a garden of any size. The project aims to address the need for affordable and remote working spaces.

The design Tiny Houses are a service and are a product of:
De Beurs Bijzonder Wonen en Bouwen in Amsterdam.

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