Holiday Home on a Budget


Stavanger, Norway – Tommie Wilhelmsen

Built area:  24m2  (260 sq. ft.) Casa Kolonihagen is a small summer holiday residence comprising a sleeping nook and living space. The home reflects the modern Scandinavian way of life – not too flashy, nor too common with balance being a major factor of the design.  The two rooms are contained in two blocks, both built off the ground at different heights and completely surrounded by nature.

Holiday Home on a Budget
Holiday Home on a Budget
The colours and materials were chosen to give a strong contrast between the exterior and interior.  A beautiful deck hints the way towards the entrance, which leads to the living space and then the suspended sleeping area. According to the architect:

“The total cost for this project was only 10 thousand euro. This is a good example of a low-cost building.”

At current exchange rates, that’s only about $13,000 – not much more than the cost of a modest camper-trailer! It definitely gets an A+ in the ‘Bang for Bucks’ category’. Click on any image to start lightbox display.  Use your Esc key to close the lightbox.  You can also view the images as a slideshow if you prefer  8-)

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