A second summerhouse inspired by fisherman’s 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

A few days ago we paid a virtual visit to Hvide Sande, a small fishing village in Denmark, where some of the old fisherman’s sheds have been replaced by small summerhouses. Today’s tiny cottage is within the same cluster of sheds alongside the harbor.

Like the previous cottage, this one was built to match the traditional sheds. It has a simple shape with a gable roof and is clad in vertical board siding. Large wooden doors open to reveal glass patio doors behind.

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

Both cottages have a rectangular floor plan with 35 m2 (375 ft2) of space, but this one is wider while not as long. Because of that, although the two cottages appear similar on the outside, they have different room layouts.

Instead of having the kitchen and bathroom in the middle of the house, between the living room and bedroom, they were pushed to the side in this cottage. The open living area with the kitchen lining one wall looks more spacious than the L-shaped layout of last week’s cottage, and the kitchen also gains an extra storage closet.

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 extra width results in more headroom in the loft, making it more usable as a second bedroom. But a major disadvantage is that anyone sleeping up there can’t get to the bathroom without passing through the ground-floor bedroom. There also seems to be less space for clothes storage in the bedroom.

Like the other one, this summerhouse is available for vacation rentals through Esmarch. However, it is also for sale with an asking price of 835,000 Danish kroner, roughly US$124,000. Have a great weekend!

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