Woodhouse Estonia showroom at Vabahõhumuuseum Photo: Jakob Meier


Woodhouse Estonia is set to share the success story of Estonian wooden houses. We aim to inspire more people to discover the benefits of wood as a construction material and provide connections to manufacturers and other partners.
This website will be a knowledge nest that ties together the various activities of the Estonian Wooden House Cluster and the Estonian Woodhouse Association.
At our competence center in Tallinn we present visitors with the history and best practices of Estonian wooden buildings.


Annika Kadaja
General Manager
Eeva Vahtramäe
Head of Wooden
Houses Cluster
Elar Vilt
Development Advisor
Piret Jaani
Coordinator of Education

Woodhouse Estonia

Estonian Wooden Houses Cluster

Estonian Wooden Houses Cluster was created in order to improve the international competitiveness, raise the added value and export turnover of cluster companies through international cooperation between companies, R&D and educational institutions in the fields of joint marketing, product development and competence building.

The specific goals of Estonian Wooden Houses Cluster

  • the increase of turnover
  • the increase of profitability
  • the increase of export turnover
  • the increase of the number of cluster organizations
  • the increase of productivity
  • the increase of added value
The leader organization of Estonian Wooden Houses Cluster is Estonian Woodhouse Association. At the moment, there are 27 organizations in the cluster (including 17 companies producing wooden houses).

Estonian Wooden Houses Cluster is supported by European Regional Development Fund through cluster development program of Enterprise Estonia in the frames of “Estonian Wooden Houses Exportcluster Project“.

The duration of the project’s IV period

(56 months)

The budget of the project’s IV period

1 004 789,60 EUR
(incl. 502 394,80 EUR support)

Cluster board

Siim Leisalu
Timbeco Woodhouse OÜ
Board member
Martin Talts
KMT Prefab OÜ
Board member
Andrus Prangli
Hobbiton OÜ
Board member
Tarmo Tamm
Peetri Puit OÜ
Board member
Mihkel Urmet
TEMPT Architects
Board member

Cluster manager

Eeva Vahtramäe

Estonian Woodhouse Association

Estonian Woodhouse Association was established on the 20th of May in 1999 by 17 companies, which were manufacturing wooden houses.

The main goal of Estonian Woodhouse Association is to increase the competitiveness and export capabilities of it’s member companies through different supporting joint ventures. The complex of joint ventures include general development, marketing, vocational training activities, political lobbying and information exchange.

The various products produced by members of Estonian Woodhouse Association are produced under factory conditions: modular houses, element houses, garden houses, machined log houses and handcrafted log houses. All manufacturers have long term traditions and experiences in producing houses. They are competitive in foreign markets – approximately 80-90% of total production of wooden houses in Estonia is exported. Estonia is number 1 exporter of wooden houses in EU based on total turnover of wooden houses exported in a year.

The specific goals of Estonian Woodhouse Association

  • development
  • marketing
  • joint activities of vocational training
  • communication
  • participation in policy making
  • information exchange
The revenue of the Estonian wooden house sector reaches approximately 470 million euros, while the sales revenue of the members of the Estonian Woodhouse Association and the number of employees make up nearly 80% of the corresponding indicators of the entire sector.

Board members

Martin Talts
KMT Prefab OÜ
Chairman of the Board
Alo Tamm
Harmet OÜ
Vice Chairman of the Board
Siim Leisalu
Timbeco Woodhouse OÜ
Board member
Andrus Prangli
Hobbiton OÜ
Board member
Priit Kallas
Creative Woodworks OÜ
Board member
Indrek Rehme
Kodumaja AS
Board member
Lauri Tuulberg
Welement AS
Board member

CEO and Cluster Joint Marketing Manager

Annika Kadaja