A Modern Tiny House Reinvents the Finnish Barbecue Hut
St. Petersburg–based SA Lab draws inspiration from Finnish grill houses to create a modular tiny home that can be adapted for a variety of uses.
As far as Nordic outbuildings go, we’ve all heard of the sauna—but what about the grill house? Called grillikota in Finland, which translates to barbecue huts, they are just what they sound like: small structures that enclose a grill to make cold weather barbecuing much more accessible. SA Lab, a firm located in St. Petersburg, Russia, has fashioned a prototype for a customizable prefab tiny house, named FLEXSE, based on the grill house concept.