In Copenhagen, students are housed in floating shipping containers for $ 600 a monthBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/in-copenhagen-students-are-housed-in-floating-shipping-containers-for-600-a-month
If you are a student and study in Copenhagen, you have the opportunity to live in... a shipping container that swings on the light waves of the Öresund Strait. This opportunity is provided by the guys from the startup Urban Riggers, founded in 2013: students for $ 600 a month can rent a room in a floating dormitory made of old shipping containers.
Dormitories consist of modules, each of which is an inexpensive shipping container. It is worth saying that they are not as creepy and dirty as you might imagine: each room has a kitchen, bathroom and bedroom.
In addition, the dormitories also provide comfortable common areas, such as a patio, a small berth for kayaks, a platform from which you can dive into the water, a barbecue area and a roof terrace.
Bjark Ingels, a well-known Danish architect, whose firm owns 10% of the shares of Urban Riggers, is engaged in the design of dormitories. The first of the floating dormitories, including 12 rooms, opened on September 21.
Each of these dormitories consists of six shipping containers arranged in a triangle: in the center, between them, there is a courtyard.
On the upper tier there are boardwalks and an outdoor terrace with a beautiful view of the city.
The first hostel is drifting by the pier in the center of Copenhagen. Usually, fairly wealthy people own real estate in such places, so students often have to look for housing somewhere in a more affordable place.
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"Youth education is one of the best investments that society can make. In this sense, the refusal to invest in our future is the worst thing that can be thought of to reduce costs in a time of crisis," said Bjark Ingels.
The company sets ambitious goals for itself and is not going to stop there: in the near future it plans to create several such hostels in neighboring Sweden.