Tiny fisherman’s shed cottage

This Danish summerhouse was inspired by the neighboring fishermen's sheds. It has one bedroom on the 375 sq ft ground floor, plus a sleeping loft. | www.facebook.com/SmallHouseBliss

Hvide Sande, a small town on the west coast of Jutland, is Denmark’s fifth largest fishing port. The harbor is lined with rows of fishermen’s sheds, used as workshops and to store gear. With changes in the fishing industry, many of them are no longer used. Several of them have now been replaced by small summerhouses inspired by the old sheds.

This Danish summerhouse was inspired by the neighboring fishermen's sheds. It has one bedroom on the 375 sq ft ground floor, plus a sleeping loft. | www.facebook.com/SmallHouseBliss

The new cottages have the same gabled roof design and vertical board siding as the traditional sheds, with a pair of hinged wooden doors covering glass patio doors on one gable end.

Entering the cottage shown here brings you into a combined living/dining room with vaulted ceiling. A banquette along one wall provides some of the seating for the dining table. Although the room is fairly small, it looks like it could comfortably accommodate five or six people.

This Danish summerhouse was inspired by the neighboring fishermen's sheds. It has one bedroom on the 375 sq ft ground floor, plus a sleeping loft. | www.facebook.com/SmallHouseBliss

Further back is a compact kitchen and the bathroom. The kitchen is mostly built along the cottage’s side wall except for the fridge, which is on the opposite side next to the bathroom door. In the bathroom, the wall-hung sink and toilet save a few precious inches of floor space.

This Danish summerhouse was inspired by the neighboring fishermen's sheds. It has one bedroom on the 375 sq ft ground floor, plus a sleeping loft. | www.facebook.com/SmallHouseBliss

Beyond the kitchen, a sliding door leads to the bedroom at the far end, completing the 34.9 m2 (375 ft2) ground floor plan. There is additional sleeping space in an attic loft over the bedroom.

The walls throughout the cottage are finished in natural pine boards paired with white trim. The floors are wood as well, while the ceilings are covered in some kind of textured sheet product.

This summerhouse is available for vacation rentals through Esmarch. Enjoy the photos!

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