We are Koleliba.*
Koleliba roots in traditional carpentry and uses architecture as a tool to produce small scale homes that cater memorable experience.
Koleliba* as we called our first tiny house prototype, grew up from being a personal dream chase to a family run brand.Koleliba embodies our response to the invading consumerism that encourages us to always want our homes bigger, better and unnecessary luxurious. Our tiny houses are a step back towards a simpler life without excesses but full of free time, joy and ease.
We believe in experiential architecture – an architecture that serves the needs with a focus on giving pleasure to all the senses – touch, sight and even smell. And this is what moves our tiny house design process.
Аrchitecture is just the beginning of the building process. We know craftsmanship and physical labor are crucial part of any innovation. Building tiny means building with a lot of precision and understanding. Limited spaces require creativity and involve complicated overlapping of installations and structure. So we keep learning, keep testing and experimenting to improve ourselves and perform better with each house we built.
*koleliba - a made-up word in Bulgarian meaning a hut with wheels.
We are doers.
In Koleliba we use hands-on approach to turn design into reality. We love getting our hands dirty, building our houses to be durable, sustainable and functional.
arch. Hristina Hristova
CEO & Partner
М.А. arch from UACEG, Sofia, Bulgaria. Specializing in small scale, affordable architecture. Leader in prototype design and development.
Head of Production & Partner
Long term experience in building industry, now head of production, dealing with supplies, workflow organisation and teams in the factory.
Special thanks to our partners Ivan Gigov /bespoke built-in furniture/ Nikola Dimitrov, Antoni Stoyanov, Daniel Dimitrov, Blagovest Iliev, Tonko Antov and Stoyan Bobev /general labour/. Their efforts and diligence is highly valued.
To be awarded for our work is a great honor and even greater responsibility to always be better than yesterday.
Bulgarian Architecture Awards 2019 - Special award
Big see Tourism Award 2018 - shortlist
Big see Wood Awards 2018 - shortlist
Books on tiny houses, magazines and architecture platforms, we are proud that our houses were spotted by:
Koleliba is a step towards simpler life, comfortable without excesses, for people who want the nature right outside the doorstep of a simple and elegant home.