KOTO [KO-TO] The traditional Finnish word for ‘cosy at home’ is made up of husband and wife design duo Johnathon Little and Zoe Little.


Having spent the past decade in Oslo where Johnathon previously worked for international design practice, Snohetta. Johnathon and Zoe wanted to acknowledge, not only the minimal aesthetics of Scandinavian design they became attached to, but the Nordic lifestyle and the value of a healthy work-life balance. Now based back in Johnathon’s hometown in Westward ho! North Devon, ‘Koto cabins’ was born.

KOTO wanted to challenge how we think about buildings in the landscape from every angle, from construction to how they are used and the environmental impact at every step along the way. A new era for handcrafted home and prefabricated modern cabins.


The collection of modular KOTO buildings can be ‘added to (or taken from)’, reconfigured to the needs of the client and the constraints of the site. They are designed to last a lifetime and can even be relocated to a totally different site years later. This modular concept allows for flexible living and enables new ‘pods’ to be added as your family grows. 1, 2, 3 or 4-bed combinations are available, with additional add-ons including outdoor showers and saunas.

Partnering with experienced timber frame manufacturers has brought an exceptional level of experience and craftsmanship to the finished product and builds on years of their development of low energy, timber frame buildings.

Each cabin or home is fully finished off-site before being transported to site where it can be fixed into foundations and connected to services. This allows complete control over the build quality and improves construction time dramatically.

Working with Danish furniture partner Hay, wood burning stove company, Morsoe along with Lusso stone and Devol kitchens, has allowed us to continue the minimal Nordic aesthetic throughout the interior scheme.

Healthy homes and cabins made the Scandinavian way.

For more information please visit the website – https://kotodesign.co.uk/ or contact Zoë Little- zoe@kotocabins.com