The Pink, Swedish Fire Truck in Vestby

This used to be the personell car for the chief of the fire department in Göteborg, Sweden, but we have honored our favourite B&Bs, the English, and the Scotish…The van sleeps 3 but is most comfortable for two; we have made a nice double bed and a little sofa.” – Airbnb.com

See more of The Pink, Swedish Fire Truck in Vestby. Photos of this vacation rental from Airbnb.com.

Markus Shares His Tiny House Building Process

Take careful note of the building technique he uses for the walls and roof. You won’t see that much in the USA but Markus reports it works great for cold climates.

The house is 17 sqm and the lofts are 10,5sqm so its a pretty big tinyhouse on wheels. Ceiling hight is almost 4m inside. Heating system is an old woodstove, and the water I carry inside. I have electrics but only for lighting and computer and such, not for heating. The temperature here can get down to minus 30 degrees celsius so thats why I wanted the house to be really good insulated. The insulation is recycled newspapers. And of course,around the chimney I have rocwool.” – Markus

via Tinyhouse on wheels in Sweden – YouTube.

Sweden’s Most Primitive Hotel

At STF Kolarbyn neither electricity nor running water disturb your wilderness experience. Here you can happily fall asleep in front of the crackling fireplace and awake to beautiful bird song.” – STF Kolarbyn/Eco-lodge

Learn more about Sweden’s most primitive hotel

A Whimsical Tiny Apartment by Torsten Ottesjö

Located in Gothenburg, Sweden, this tiny apartment has been given a face lift designer, Torsten Ottesjö. The apartment, which is just 183 square feet, has been transformed into a whimsical, multi-levelled space.Ottesjö enlisted Lars Isestig to help him produce a design that would allow them to capitalize on every inch of available space. Together they developed a plan that would turn the apartment into an unusual but functional living space.” – Niall

See more and continue reading at Humble Homes…

The Box by Ralph Erskine

“The Box” is a tiny house in the woods hand-built by architect Ralph Erskine. He would later go on to design influential buildings in Sweden, England and Canada. In 1941 though, he was a young unknown English architect who had traveled to Sweden to work with architects he admired.

The finished house had roughly 20 m2(215 ft2) of space divided into two rooms by a large masonry fireplace. On one side was the kitchen with a wood burning stove, and on the other was a living room that also functioned as the bedroom and as Erskine’s architectural office.”

Read the whole story at Small House Bliss…

Ermitage Cabin by Septembre Architecture

This tiny wooden cabin in Sweden contains a sauna and a bedroom with large picture windows that frame views of the surrounding forest.

The cabin was designed by Paris studio SEPTEMBRE for a couple who spend their summers on the remote island of Trossö, off the west coast of Sweden.”

See more of the Ermitage Cabin by Septembre Architecture at Dezeen.

Hamra – A Barn Inspired Home

Hamra is a vacation home on the island of Gotland in Sweden. The owners had initially wanted to convert a barn into a summer house. When no suitable barn could be found, architects Dinell Johansson instead designed them a barn-like home. …Continues

Sweden’s Smallest Apartment

Incredible interior tiny house design. Love all the wood work. The exterior is a bit on the simple side but I like it.

“Have you ever seen something so compact, adorable, and smartly designed? Built as affordable housing for students in Lund, Sweden, this tiny cottage, which is under 12 square meters, rents for about $370 a month 2500 kronor and comes with everything a tenant might need – a sleeping loft, kitchenette with dining area, a bathroom, and study area.”

See more at Swedens Smallest Apartment – Design Milk.