Six years ago, I lived in the diverse and densely populated Berlin-Mitte (Downtown district of Berlin). Then I moved 20-minutes away closer to the river, only to realize how much more my well-being had improved.
However, the greatness of this realization was yet to be discovered!
I just wanted to be close to the nature, so I started to explore the region around Berlin’s vicinity. Much to my amazement, I discovered Europe’s largest network of inland waterways stretching up to 180 kilometres of navigable canals and 1700 bridges, all set in a glorious landscape boasting dense forests, rich meadows, and terrific views!
Gradually, the idea of an innovative way of living dawned upon me: Why can’t we have mobile houses that can be placed on solid ground as well as on water? Which seamlessly blends into their surroundings and can be utilized as a weekend home as well as a permanent residence. Wouldn’t that be great?
I was certain that a life closer to the nature would have the same positive result on everyone else, as it had on me. I was curious, so I took up the challenge and dug deeper. Finally, I discovered the outstanding work of Slovenian architects, who had already put a lot of thought into the principles of mobile living. Consequently, I founded LTG Lofts to go, which later bought the rights and started to work with a small team to develop the fundamentals of the mobile living industry.
Apparently, we stirred a sleeping market. Promptly we realized there were so many people out there waiting for the coodo. Currently we are offering nine variants of coodo versions for numerous occasions and applications. Our work is far from done, as this is just the beginning. The coodo philosophy is to relieve stress by being close to nature and enjoying the minimalistic approach of living. This also requires the picture-perfect location. Hence, we started scouting for the impeccable sites throughout the world.
The diverse possibilities for placing coodos are unconditional. We started coodoshare, which will make it easier to buy coodos as a group. We have established the coodoresort concept, as holiday destinations. Additionally we have developed a smaller coodo, which can serve as a sleeping room, an office space, a sauna, a studio and many more schemes. We are currently offering six variants of coodos and intend to grow furthermore in terms of technology, smart features and self-sustainability.
Systematically and precisely, our dream of a stress-free life and living close to nature is turning into a reality – for us, for you, for everybody. The coodo itself isn’t the largest unit out there, you know. But it makes a huge impression.
Just as it is stated in the old German folk tune, my children like to sing around our house:
“To be happy, you don’t need much. But if you’re happy, you are a king!”
Mark Dare Schmiedel
PS: I want to thank my family, my friends, the coodo team and everybody who supported us. Without you, all this would never have been possible.