Compact living: Caspar

MEET CASPAR

 
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“The people make me feel at home in CPH Village. It’s not about things.”

 
 
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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.

 
“The light is fantastic here on Refshaleøen.”

“The light is fantastic here on Refshaleøen.”

 
 
 

International background

“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.

 
“I wanted to be an equal to my brother when I was a child. This photo summarizes our relation pretty well.”

“I wanted to be an equal to my brother when I was a child. This photo summarizes our relation pretty well.”

 
 

 

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).”

 
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“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.”

 
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“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.”

 

“I have what I need. No more and no less.”

“I get a lot of used stuff for free.”

“I get a lot of used stuff for free.”

 

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Åsmund Hogstad