Small-Scale Student Housing: Sweden's 130-Square-Foot Cozy Cottage

Small-Scale Student Housing: Sweden's 130-Square-Foot Cozy Cottage

9317277c0e64fc54650e4cdcb40e89c992ddd4ba?w=240&h=240&fit=crop
Linda Ly
Oct 30, 2012

Small is big in Sweden, where a shortage of affordable student housing prompted the city of Lund's building commission, AF Bostäder (AFB), to offer this pint-sized flat to the student with the best social media talents.

In addition to the $370 monthly rent, the future inhabitant of this home must blog about his or her experience living there. The fully functional space includes a sleeping loft, kitchenette with dining room, bathroom, and study area.

AFB had originally hoped to build 60 to 100 cottages for the city's student population, but were turned down due to Sweden's strict building codes calling for disability access. They are appealing the decision; in the meantime, the current cottage is on a trial run with the city for three years.

Read more about the project on The Local.

Via Design Milk

MORE TINY HOMES ON APARTMENT THERAPY:
Leaf House's Luxury Tiny Home On Wheels
A Teeny Tiny House in Just Two Days
Christopher & Merete's Truly Tiny Home on the Range

(Images: The Local)

ATVideo of the Day
Untitled-2 Group 12 Created with Sketch. Untitled-3 rss