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Tiny Wooden Homes For Swedish College Twentysomethings


"A few years ago, Swedish student housing company AF Bostäder had a young woman from the city of Lund inside live in a tiny house-box--not even 10 square meters large--to test the idea of a cheap, cheerful, and environmentally friendly “smart student unit" that included a toilet, kitchen, and bed. “I think she still lives there,” says Linda Camara of Tengbom Architects, the company behind the 2013 iteration of the living pod--a petite vision in pale wood offset with lime green plant pots, cushions and stools.
   The premise for the cube, which has been in the works since 2007, is reasonable enough: students live and die on cheap housing, but everyone needs a toilet. It’s taken six years to whittle the tiny houses down to the current cross-laminated wooden test model form. The large kitchen was squirreled away in the original blueprint, but Tengbom redesigned it as the prime area after student feedback. The current space-efficient design, complete with a patio and vaulted sleeping area, lowers standard rent rates by 50%--music to the ears of any economically bereft twentysomething.…"
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I like these too. Another similar idea.......

Just saw these on HGTV. Looked pretty good.
Hard to believe they are only 70 sq ft. Designed for student living in Munich.

http://www.microcompacthome.com/company/

http://www.hcla.co.uk/index.php?id=110

http://www.smallhousestyle.com/2009/04/09/small-house-living-is-in-college/


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