Gablok DIY Wood Block House Kit
Gablok had a vision: a LEGO house that was life-size. Structurally sound. Insulated and livable. Up to code. And like the building bricks and blocks of our childhoods, constructed by our own hands.
Now I myself have had that same vision once or twice in my life, and I'm sure many of you have too. Especially after finishing a particularly tricky LEGO set. Or a joint. But Gablok didn't just blink their vision away, or forget about it after someone offered them a bag of Pepperoni Pizza Combos. Gablok made their vision real, turned it into a set for everyone. Check it out, the Gablok DIY wood block house kit.
Gablok's foundation...OK, figuratively speaking, since you'll need to provide your own foundation for your DIY house...is its insulated building blocks made of Oriented Strand Board (OSB) and Expanded Polystyrene (EPS). The blocks stack and secure together at their notches, yep, just like LEGOs.
Gablok house kits also come with an adapted floor system, insulated beams and lintels, and construction plans and instructions. In addition to the foundation, you'll provide your own roof to complete the structure of your new home. And then, of course, there's the plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and exterior and interior finishing work.
However, Gablok removes a lot of the time and complexity from those initial stages. Since the wood block kits come with all components pre-cut and shaped, there's no on-site carpentry work required, nor does the shell of the house need time to cure or dry. The kits also eliminate a lot of construction waste from the build process.
Gablok is a Belgium-based company, and has completed several test homes in the EU. You can read more about their materials' technical specs on the Gablok website, as well as submit inquiries on custom home specifics and pricing.
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