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Container Home Village in Copenhagen


This container home village is an awesome solution to the Copenhagen housing crisis.

With more and more students flooding into the city, there remains a shortage of housing. To combat the problem, Danish company CPH Containers and architect Søren Nielsen created a student village from shipping containers. Because the area isn’t zoned for permanent structures, these transportable houses are a perfect substitute and can come and go without leaving a trace.

On the outside, this looks like a modern cubic structure. There’s a clean mix of grey and white colors, a rooftop patio with plants as well as a ground-level porch for outdoor living.

Step into the home and you’ll see the inner large room which includes the kitchen, a sofa bed, and the table. The entire interior is flanked with pine. The bathroom is tucked in the alcove diagonally opposite from the sofa bed area. Kudos for creativity!

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributing writer for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She is a coffee-loving wannabe homesteader who dreams of becoming self-sufficient in her own tiny home someday. Natalie currently resides in a tiny apartment with her husband, Casey, in Massachusetts.
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  • Avatar Kelly Libert
    February 19, 2016, 4:34 pm

    This house is just perfect. I only wish I could have seen the bathroom, but considering how awesome the rest of the house is, I have no doubt that I would find it at least satisfactory. Beautiful!

    • Avatar Saga
      May 23, 2016, 4:25 pm

      Kat Hayzer, they state on their home page that the houses are insulated and heated. (They don’t state how).
      And they must be, otherwise they wouldn’t be legal according to building regulations in Denmark

      • Avatar Adina Hirschmann
        April 16, 2017, 3:13 pm

        A container formerly used for refrigerated cargo would work. They come insulated.

  • Avatar Beatriz
    February 20, 2016, 9:17 am

    This looks delightful as a single tiny home. I dont see the village. Did I miss it?

  • Avatar Marcy
    February 20, 2016, 1:19 pm

    I can really imagine myself in this place.

  • Avatar Brian
    February 22, 2016, 7:08 am

    I like this idea. My wife and I have thought about doing something similar to this. We were thinking 2- 40’s with 2- 20’s on top, allowing a large upper deck in front. Now I’m wondering if it is necessary. I might change a few things, but only to make it more personal to us. Love it!

    • Avatar Mary McGuirk
      September 15, 2017, 2:35 pm

      sorry i hit report comment instead of reply…i especially like the way the two containers are OFFSET to allow private decks off the ends.

  • Avatar KARON MATHENY
    February 26, 2016, 4:37 am

    building a cabin (600 to 599 sq ft) hoping to use solar panels if i can fing a licensed professional contractor in alabama. would like any water front long narrow plan (36 to 42 sq ft by 24 sq ft). ideas that you might have.

  • Avatar Lin
    March 26, 2016, 6:02 am

    Thank you for sharing these wonderful tiny-home living ideas. Hope I can have my own little cabin built in five years.

  • Avatar Barnie
    November 24, 2016, 2:53 pm

    I really like this place, I only wish we could see more… I’ll have to check out the additional links.

  • Avatar ROSEE
    November 28, 2016, 10:00 am

    Very nice for a modern plan and set up!

  • Avatar Marsha Cowan
    September 15, 2017, 11:15 pm

    Very nice! Looks comfortable.

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