When faced with how to house students with little to no income in Sweden’s city of Lund, the builder commissions, AF Bostader, came up with the design of a 94 square foot tiny house. Students living in the micro dorm would only have to pay $370 a month and blog about their experience. The initial home was initially placed on a 3-year trial to see if they can get clearance for 100 more.
With a student’s busy life, all they really need is a place to sleep, shower, and study and so that’s pretty much all that this tiny house has room for! A loft is above the desk area and you have a dining table and clothing storage built-in as well.
There’s also a kitchenette to make quick meals in complete with cabinetry. The bathroom is off of the kitchen.
There may not be much to this tiny house but it has everything a student needs while at college! The only obstacle is getting past Sweden’s strict building codes mandating that every home must be handicap-accessible.
We had hoped that they were able to find a way to get these tiny houses approved because they seem to be the perfect solution for broke college students! And so we had to do some more digging…
Through our research, we were able to find out that they did get approval for 22 more units since 2012. To pass regulation, the tiny house was slightly reconfigured and were actually stacked to make one very bright-colored community of tiny houses for students.
You can watch a video featuring a student living in one of the tiny houses here: https://youtu.be/cpBWEb2pbUM
These tiny houses mark the first exception to Sweden’s minimum size requirement for student housing which was set at 269 square feet. They’re definitely tiny but students are loving the cheaper housing option while living on campus!