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For people who have little or no means, a safe home is as important as for anyone else.

Nano Cottage builds houses that are complete and self-sustaining, while very low in price. Both acquiring the house and living in it is made available for people with low incomes.

We work with ‘backward accounting’. Normally a house is built, and all costs are added, which results in the total sum. When many of the same houses are built that way, the prices will be the product of all these total sums.

With ‘backward accounting’ we build a large number of houses. In the end we divide the total costs by the number of houses. This will result in lower building costs. On top of that this will allow us to bargain because we buy in great numbers.

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    Bio based

    The system we use is bio based, with elephant grass, clay and chalk. This can be used to make pre-concrete as well, which enables us to produce in masses.


    The new way to isolate houses is sustainable and knows different levels of isolation. During the day one can warm the house. Then in the evening increase the isolation to keep the warmth inside the house.

    Presenting you Nano Cottage

    Nano Cottage builds very small houses that are energy neutral and sustainable.

    Sustainable house

    We build sustainable houses that are self-supporting. No need for extra energy.

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    Nano Cottage provides people with little means with a safe and sustainable home.

    Clean. Renewable. Efficient.

    Co2 neutral. Sustainable.

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