Compact living: Caspar
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.
“The people make me feel at home in CPH Village. It’s not about things.”
Originally from Bremen, Caspar moved to CPH Village last September. He is studying a Bachelor degree in International Business at CBS and is passionate about traveling, languages and literature.
He has lived in Denmark for two years:
“I am not a big fan of the windy weather here. But then I thought: if there is so much wind, why not making something out of it? So I bought a kite.”
His first year in Denmark was spent living with a host family in Gentofte. He applied to move to CPH Village because he wanted a better location and to be surrounded by people with the same age and similar mindset.
“My grandmother is Norwegian and when I was a kid, my parents would send me to summer camp in Norway for me to practice the language. I like languages, and hope to improve my Spanish in my next study exchange to Mexico.”
So far, Caspar has lived in seven countries and his ambition is to master five languages: German, English, Spanish, Norwegian and Danish.
Social life in the Village
“When Grillen (in Christianshavn) do their half price Mondays, we sometimes we travel as a group to go eat. At one point, we were like 15 villagers in the restaurant! One of the benefits of living here is that it’s easy to meet people and just hang out.”
“My relationship with the other villagers is great. I really enjoy living with these kind and open people, especially at home with Oliver (my flatmate).”
“I try to spend as little money as possible on furniture and only get second hand stuff. I don’t see why I should spend more money on it.”
“It is also sustainable to buy second hand things. Buying new stuff each time you need something is a waste - you’ll just end up throwing more away. That is one problem I see with the fashion industry.”