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Ralph Erskine’s Precursory Tiny House in the Swedish Woods

The story goes that he was almost thirty and a new father of two girls when he arrived in Sweden in 1941, attracted by the welfare culture and local functionalism. A farmer gave him a plot in Lissma, and he built a house for his family with materials reclaimed from the surroundings: bricks from an abandoned oven nearby, local stones and even an old iron bed for the structure.

Only 210 Sq. feet big, the final design is a work of art: terrace oriented to the south and covered in glass to let sun and heat in, kitchen and living area divided by a chimney, a mattress which can be used as sofa and bed hanging above, and even a working space with a collapsable table.



One response to this post.

  1. off the grid, simple life


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