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Leva Husfabrik: Flat-Pack Prefab Summerhouses from Sweden

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Leva Husfabrik: Flat-Pack Prefab Summerhouses from Sweden

July 24, 2023

Our resident Swede, Izabella Simmons, first came across Leva Kungslador in Visby, Sweden, a few years ago, when the shop/gallery/bakery had just started producing prefab housing. The company, Leva Husfabrik, has since expanded operations, offering prefabs ranging from 270 square feet to multiroom residences over 1,000 square feet. The idea is to offer sustainably produced wood-frame houses for a modern holiday home, affordable permanent residence, artist studio, or versatile backyard office. Good news if you’re in Sweden. As for the rest of us, we’ll have to wait for a Leva-like option to come stateside. Here’s a look (and for more information, visit Leva Husfabrik).

 leva offers a variety of options: enterprising clients can assemble the h 17
Above: Leva offers a variety of options: Enterprising clients can assemble the home themselves, hire an approved contractor, or purchase full turnkey houses. The building package includes solid wood frames, wood floors, insulation, windows, doors, facade, roofing, roof drainage, interior walls, interior doors, and hardware.
 the wood used in leva houses is manufactured with an energy efficient pro 18
Above: The wood used in Leva houses is manufactured with an energy-efficient process and is hygroscopic, which means it minimizes humidity.
one of the leva husfabrik model kitchens featuring towel bar like hardware as d 19
Above: One of the Leva Husfabrik model kitchens featuring towel-bar-like hardware as drawer pulls. For more, see Design Sleuth: Towel Bars as Drawer Pulls.
freestanding wood stoves (see more in \10 easy pieces: freestanding woodstoves) 20
Above: Freestanding wood stoves (see more in 10 Easy Pieces: Freestanding Woodstoves) can be installed with certain models. The living room here is styled with Ikea classics such as the Karlstad Sofa.
bathrooms are designed with utilitarian tiles and classic fixtures. 21
Above: Bathrooms are designed with utilitarian tiles and classic fixtures.
the loft bedroom is designed with beds that partially fit into wall nooks. the  22
Above: The loft bedroom is designed with beds that partially fit into wall nooks. The closet storage shown here is designed with towel-bar-like pulls, similar to the kitchen hardware. On the bed is a Pia Wallen Cross Blanket and at the foot of the bed is a pair of Glerups felt slippers.
 the houses are certified ecological buildings with energy efficiency in m 23
Above: The houses are certified ecological buildings with energy efficiency in mind. Houses come with untreated facades or the option of environmentally friendly finishes such as linseed oil, eco paint, and Organo or Sioo protective coatings.
a holiday house in the swedish forest is possible when working with leva to cre 24
Above: A holiday house in the Swedish forest is possible when working with Leva to create a custom set up. Seen here, two buildings face each other with a deck in between.
a leva house designed with a spacious deck. 25
Above: A Leva house designed with a spacious deck.
 the solid wood construction is self supporting; leva offers a range of ro 26
Above: The solid wood construction is self-supporting; Leva offers a range of roofing options.
doors designed for open air living in the summer. 27
Above: Doors designed for open-air living in the summer.
minimalist gutters are included with the housing kit. 28
Above: Minimalist gutters are included with the housing kit.

For more fab prefabs, see our posts:

N.B.: This story originally ran on March 30, 2018 and has been updated with new links and info.

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Frequently asked questions

What is Leva Husfabrik?

Leva Husfabrik is a company that designs and produces customizable modular homes in Scandinavia.

What are the benefits of modular homes?

Modular homes are built off-site and delivered to the final location, resulting in quicker and more efficient construction timelines. They can also be more cost-effective and environmentally friendly compared to traditional construction methods.

What customization options are available for Leva Husfabrik homes?

Leva Husfabrik homes are completely customizable with a variety of floor plans, finishes, and materials. Customers can choose from different exterior finishes, windows, doors, roofing, and more.

What is the lead time for Leva Husfabrik homes?

The lead time for Leva Husfabrik homes typically ranges from 3-6 months depending on customization options and factory production schedules.

What are the installation requirements for Leva Husfabrik homes?

Leva Husfabrik homes require a foundation prepared by a local contractor and access to electrical and plumbing connections. Installation time can vary depending on site conditions and weather.

Does Leva Husfabrik offer international shipping?

Leva Husfabrik currently only delivers their homes to Scandinavian countries (Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Denmark). However, they are open to discussing potential international shipping options on a case-by-case basis.

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