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.
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.
Above: The cottage with the door closed. The siding is tar-treated larch wood.
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
Above: The black metal windows and iron wood-burning stove provide visual contrast with the all white interior.
Above: Floor-to-ceiling windows run the length of the living room, allowing for plenty of light.
Above: A view from the loft bedroom.
Above: The streamlined white kitchen with black accents.
Above: The downstairs bedroom opens to the outdoors.
Above: The wall-mounted sink vanity gives the small bathroom a more spacious feel.
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.