Compact living: Anne-Marie

The residents at CPH Village get their own, compact home and access to a plethora of shared spaces. We have set out to explore how the villagers shape their space according to their needs.

Meet Anne-Marie

 
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From a small town in Jutland, Ann-Marie is 24 years old and studies upholstery in Copenhagen.

“I moved to CPH Village because I thought it was a meaningful project. Plus, I needed a new place to live! It is super nice to finally have my own space.”

Anne-Marie, one of the first to move in to the Village, is a pioneer at Refshaleøen. Being an avid concert-goer, she quickly decided to join the Village Party Commitee.


 
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“After having moved houses seven times in one year, I was one of the first students to join CphVillage”



“I am studying upholstery because I think it is very interesting to make old furniture new again. To give pieces a second change and a new life.”

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Anne-Marie made her own mattress and built two benches to create her bed.


Creativity in limited space

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“It is funny to see how many things you actually do not need.”


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“When there is not much space, you really need to think about what you surround yourself with.”


 

More sustainable

When Anne-Marie moved to CPH Village, the villagers did not have the green bins for organic waste. Therefore, she ordered 168 of them. Now, everyone can recycle their waste.

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The community

 
 
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“We do party a lot, but also just hang out. Especially in the weekends, when someone is sitting outside, we can suddenly be 16 people having a nice time.”


Pablo the cat

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“We have a cat out here, his real name is Billy. We named him Pablo, I don’t know why. He is really cute and really likes tuna.”


 
 

Want to learn more about life in the village?

Michael Plesner