The popularity of Stieg Larsson’s books, and subsequent movies, about a certain tattooed girl has given rise to a new-found love of Swedish design. Sweden’s Technical Week website recently had a story on a 94 square foot tiny home that celebrates that clean design, but is also making a statement at the same time.
This experimental, free-standing tiny home for students has a kitchen, a bath with a shower, a corner office and an eating area with two chairs. A sleeping loft is accessed by a ladder. This home will rent for 30,000 Swedish crowns ($4,400) a year, when most student housing in Sweden rents for about 50,000 ($7,700) crowns a year. The country has a lack of affordable student housing and most seekers have to stand in line for an available place to live. This home will be rented out for three years to one person who can give the best reason why they should have the house.
AF Bostader created the home as a bit of a rebellion against what they feel are overly strict building codes. The Swedish Housing Authority states that student housing needs to be at least 258 square feet and wheelchair accessible. AF Bostader hopes that the Housing Authority will allow them to build 100 units of new student housing at a smaller size – but not as small as this tiny house.
Photos courtesy of AF Bostader