Last summer we looked at kolonistuga, the garden and vacation colonies that dot Sweden and are occupied with tiny cottages. Like most great ideas in compact living, you know that Kirsten Dirksen‘s camera is not too far behind to take a more intimate.
Who knew that Sweden has had tiny house colonies for that last 100 years? Apparently many Swedes knew, but this unimformed American did not. These aren’t “tiny houses” in the modern sense of the term. There are no trailers or composting.
Cities like New York, Hong Kong and London tend to get all the attention when it comes to astronomical property values. But there are smaller, quieter cities that might lack the flash, but are still insanely expensive. One such city.
Except if you live in the smallest of homes, most our stuff gets dispersed and concealed by space. We don’t get the full scope of how much stuff we have until it’s all together in a small area, e.g. in.
Building materials seldom get a lot of love outside of trade rags. For example, the LifeEdited apartment’s insulation allowed us to go from four to one radiators, providing huge energy savings. But we’ve never posted about it because pictures of cellulose.
Next year at Lund University in Småland, Sweden, 22 students will get their own 10 sq meter micro-houses. The project, whose prototype is currently on display at Virserum Art Museum, was designed by Tengbom Architects in collaboration with wood manufacturer Martinsons and real estate company.
Lund, Sweden is experimenting with replacing its traditional student apartments with self-contained 12 sq meter (129 sq ft) micro-houses. AF Bostäder (AFB), who is behind the project, told The Local that the dwellings would have a distinct economic edge, renting “for 2500 kronor.