This is a 94 square foot experiment. The idea is simple – students don’t need much space because they spend so much time away from their apartments and they often have little money, so their housing can be small and must be low-cost. The project was constructed by AF Bostäder (AFB), Lund’s building foundation, and has a three years to perform the experiment – which is essentially to prove that a tiny house can be habitable.
The cost of the apartment may be as low as $370 a month. Inside you’ll find a tiny kitchen with dining area, a bathroom with toilet and shower, and a sleeping loft with study area below. AFB wanted to build more of these tiny houses but their proposal was rejected. The main issues in question are accessibility and that the concept does not comply with current building standards.
But the apartment has been in high demand – so apparently the students thinks it’s a good fit. I like to hear that more housing agencies are working to get approval for tiny buildings like these. The more municipalities that approve small scale housing the better. For more see the AFB website, and this article at The Local.
Photos by Jan Nordén