A Modular Danish Summer House—with a Six-Month Lead Time by

Issue 87 · Into the Wild · August 29, 2013

A Modular Danish Summer House—with a Six-Month Lead Time

Issue 87 · Into the Wild · August 29, 2013

Danish architectural firm Lykke + Nielsen launched a side business creating modular cottages for summer living. Created from a simple modular template, the homes can be made within six months of ordering and can be configured to fit different needs; there's a bedroom module, a kitchen/bath module, and a living room module that can be joined by a breezeway module. Here are two from their portfolio that caught our eye; to learn more, go to Moen Huset. We just need an architect in the US to riff off this idea and we'll be all set.

Photos via Small House Bliss.

moen huset house exterior remodelista

Above: A breezeway connects two living areas in the Længehus modular located in the countryside south of Copenhagen. We like the way the exterior door opens to create a windbreak.

moen huset house exterior remodelista

 Above: The cottage with the door closed. The siding is tar-treated larch wood.

Moen Huset Remodelista Window Deck

Above: This version is larger than the one above and is located in a forest an hour north of Copenhagen. The small summer cabin is made of two modules that sit a right angles, with a deck adjoining the space between. The deck extends the length of the living area

Moen Huset Remodelista Living Room WIndow

Above: The black metal windows and iron wood-burning stove provide visual contrast with the all white interior.

Moen Huset Living Room Remodelista

Above: Floor-to-ceiling windows run the length of the living room, allowing for plenty of light.

moen huset house interior remodelista

Above: A view from the loft bedroom.

Moen Huset Remodelista Kitchen

Above: The streamlined white kitchen with black accents.

Moen Huset Remodelista Kitchen Detail

Moen Huset Remodelista Bedroom

Above: The downstairs bedroom opens to the outdoors.

Moen Huset Remodelista Bath

Above: The wall-mounted sink vanity gives the small bathroom a more spacious feel.

Moen Huset Remodelista Sleeping Loft

Above: The attic bedroom is accessed by a ladder with sky light windows.

Check out another of our favorite Scandinavian cabin finds, such as this one in Sweden.


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