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Small houses built in the 1960s, distributed in vast circles cut into equal parts make the Danes dream. However, it is not an extraterrestrial habitat, but the circular housing estates of the outskirts of Copenhagen. Seen from the sky, it is a panorama of perfect harmony. The circles are then divided into radii. A couple bought a second home there 39 years ago, including a 50 square meter house. “It’s freedom here. And then it’s calm. (…) Here, I am happy“, rejoices Jens Tharp, retiree.
This garden city dates from 1964. At the time, the municipality of Copenhagen offered these plots at moderate prices, and targeted the working classes living in apartments in the Danish capital. The spirit remained. With the Covid-19 crisis, demand is even growing there. It is forbidden to resell houses above 30,000 euros. Another obligation: to respect the rules decreed by the architect in 1964. “The driveway in front of the house must not be more than 80 cm“, explains Christian Ribert Moller, for example, of the association La ville des jardins.
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