This rather unusual “octagonal” house is located just 20 minutes by bike from the center of Copenhagen.
Garden plots first appeared in Denmark in the late 1800s, with the aim of giving city dwellers a place to grow their own vegetables. Over time, sheds for gardening tools have become weekend shacks.
But as the city grew, many gardeners had to move to new sites, sometimes taking their homes with them, as a result of which Sunday dachas were usually simple structures built from improvised materials.
When Danish lawmakers passed laws protecting gardening and long-term leases in recent decades, gardeners began to build larger and more elaborate Sunday dachas, sometimes rivaling traditional Danish summer houses.
This quirky little cottage seems to take that trend to the extreme. Cottage with an area of 60 m². meters is designed in the form of an octagon with small wings in each of the four directions.
One of these wings is a hallway, the other contains a bathroom and a small bedroom. The other two are alcoves connected to the central living/dining/kitchen space.
In one of these niches is a sleeping area with a large bed, and a small attic above offers a third bed.
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