when swedes build tiny homes for students

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By now, most of you are aware of my adoration for Tiny Houses. When I picture them, I usually visualize small, wooden structures in amongst the trees, lakes, and mountains. That’s all fine and dandy if you’re one of the few lucky owners who not only live off-grid in their Tiny Home, but also in either a national park or some make-believe enchanted forest. While living off-grid is plausible, the latter two for obvious reasons, are much harder to come by.

What I should be envisioning in my Tiny House dreams are small homes built onto trailers and residing in someone’s backyard, or put in the middle of a street, looking out of place, and flanked by larger homes on either side of it. That is a truer perspective given that these dwellings are intended for those who want to be homeowners, yet who are seeking more affordable and transient lifestyles.

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Sweden is obviously a great country to look at when considering Tiny Homes. Why? Well consider IKEA, for instance. If you think about it, the store is made of hundreds of Tiny Houses, all of which have small, durable, modern, and affordable furniture solutions. I think that’s why I love it so much. Visiting IKEA is like visiting a Tiny House museum. If that isn’t enough, one can actually leave the store with the same incredible pieces that inspired them in the building. That’s like stopping at the Louvre and buying a print of the Mona Lisa, and then using it as a piece of furniture that betters your life in every way. Hmm, that actually sounded better in my head.

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I should get back on topic. Suffice it to say that Swedes are a natural fit for Tiny Homes. Yet, rather than designing them to solely benefit those families who can already afford to live in them, one particular architectural firm in Sweden is crafting a series of Tiny Houses for students at Lund University. The idea is to build smart student housing that is half the price of renting a dorm room. I wish that we would’ve had something similar when I was in university!

What are your thoughts on Tiny Homes for students?

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Emory

Boom Town.

IMG_1-1.jpgIMG_3.jpgIMG_4.jpgIMG_5.jpgIMG_6.jpgIMG_7.jpg IMG_12.jpgIMG_8.jpgIMG_10.jpgIMG_9.jpgIMG_11.jpgIMG_13.jpgIMG_14.jpgIMG_15.jpgLast weekend for my birthday, my husband and I went to our city’s Western Development Museum. While it may not be the most wondrous museum in Canada, I find it to be so beautiful and so stimulating. Nothing quite satisfies my old soul like walking up and down the streets of Boom Town. I love that we can go into and explore every building that flank the ghostly streets. I also love how we can sit in the old carriages, trains, and street cars that have made up our transportation history. I feel at home in places like these; and I even came away with renovation ideas for our own historic home!

To be able to spend the day in the early 1900s made my little heart soar. I truly had the most amazing time with my husband in Boom Town. I couldn’t have wished for anything more.

Happy December, everyone!

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  • Welcome, friends! My name is Emory. I am a wife and mother to three (two on earth and one in heaven). This is our life on the Canadian prairies.
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