Why is your name hideandseek?
The name refers to a game, to searching, and finding. To the joy of discovering unique and hidden places. To finding peace, oneself, the beauty around and inside.
Why mobile homes? Why not small houses or caravans?
For us, the mobile home is a symbol of freedom. It allows you to be independent of the place and to enter the landscape without leaving traces.
Is it ecological? How?
Ecology and ecological education through personal experience, which is pleasant, positive and without a compromise, is a key motivation for the hideandseek project. The shelter is designed as a sustainable house, so we operate with limited sources of energy. Thanks to the monitoring system you have a constant awareness of the sources and what it means for example in terms of energy to have a long hot shower. We try to cooperate with local companies, Czech manufacturers and materials. But we are not dogmatic and we always take into account all aspects, including operational, economic and comfort of the stay.
How many people does it accommodate?
2 + 2 persons.
What is the mobile home made of?
It's different. The chassis is one common, steel. The same is true of the floor frame. Aranka has a wooden load-bearing frame, windows and interior. The facade is made of lightweight aluminum sheet. The insulation is based on polyurethane, the floor is extruded polystyrene. Other materials are technological components - photovoltaics, batteries, electrical cables. Water tanks and pipes are plastic. The roof is made of PVC foil.
Does it have to be attached to something?
It is designed so that it does not need connections for 4 days when accommodated by 4 people. However, when the sources are exhausted, the batteries are charged by the generator and the water is pumped. The drinking water tank has a capacity of 800 liters and a rainwater tank of 150 liters.
How is the heating solved?
Aranka has two types of heating. Wood-burning stove, which also heats the sauna, and gas heating, distributed to several places in the interior. We wanted the guests to be able to gently temper Aranka with gas heating in case they leave the house to go for a trip for example, and to return to a nicely heated space. Heating can be controlled by telephone. In contrast, built-in stoves are classic - cracking wood and looking into the fireplace brings a completely different quality of heating (infrared radiation).
How does the toilet work?
Aranka’ s toilet is a chemical caravan type with an environmentally degradable chemicals (green chemistry). The full waste cassettes can be replaced through the façade. Aranka has other spare cartridges in the technical area. Waste WC cartridge (with green chemistry) can be poured in the open into a dug pit, as caravanists do.
It is also possible to install a compostable, separation toilet, but based on conventions in the Czech context, in Aranka 0.1. we chose chemical. It is rinsed with rain water.
Can they be transported on roads in the Czech Republic / Europe?
Yes, behind a car with towing equipment up to 3.5t. The housing unit is mounted on the chassis as a load. It is a special-purpose vehicle.
Do I have to have a car insurance, which also applies to motorhomes and caravans?
Liability is only required for the trailer used for the transport of the houses. If someone buys Aranka, Madlenka or Jasněnka without a chassis and we will transport it with our chassis, you need nothing at all.
How much does Aranka / Madlenka / Jasněnka cost?
The final price has not been fixed yet, there has only been the first prototype made so far. The price will also depend on the equipment. For more information contact Ondřej.
Is it possible to rent your mobile home?