Couple Turns A Garden Shed Into A Cozy 237sf Summer Home

In Denmark it’s common to have a “garden allotment” which is basically a small summer home designed to bring a closer connection with nature and family. With Airbnb allowing so many people to easily rent out their homes, it only makes sense to create a secondary dwellings like this for their own use, and to earn a bit of supplemental income. For Peter and Karen along with their two young children, this tiny box provides a retreat where they can recharge and reconnect with each other. The couple bought a property and spent two years building the 237sf box-shaped dwelling you see here. Working together, the couple spend just over $18,000 to build this, not a bad price when you consider the fashionable appearance.

The contrast of dark exterior wood and light colored larch covering the interior adds visual interest and helps frame the space. 

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A sliding door reveals the front living space, designed to open up to the garden just outside the home.

 

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Inside the home you’ll find almost all the basics, including a sink and refrigerator, and a kitchen area for both indoors and outdoors, but no stove. With a garden right outside, we assume they eat a lot of raw veggies.

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Check out the mini sink in the bathroom!

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 They scavenged much of the material used, including the steel countertop for the outdoor kitchen.

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Their daughter sleeps in this adorable bunk area…

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While the fold-out couch below provides a space for the parents.

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Mother and daughter tend to the fresh sprouts in one of the garden beds.

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