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Houseboat by Laust Nørgaard floats in Copenhagen harbour
Danish boatbuilder Laust Nørgaard has completed a floating home for his family in Copenhagen harbour (+ slideshow).
The 70-square-metre two-bedroom houseboat features a dark-stained wood exterior and floor-to-ceiling sliding doors that offer residents generous views of the water.
Nørgaard and his wife Lisbeth Juul had previously lived in a houseboat but had moved to an apartment in Copenhagen. After their daughter left for university, they decided to go back to living on the water.
“It’s all about making a decision and carrying it out. That’s the kind of people we are,“ said Laust.
Both Laust and Juul have active outdoor lifestyles. The large windows allow to Juul go swimming every morning by simply jumping of her bedroom door.
Light-stained sliding slatted shutters provide privacy when needed, and also allow the pair to control light levels.
A deck with a pair of sling chairs allow residents to sit outside with a view of the water.
Inside, the kitchen, dining area, and living area are all open plan. Light plywood walls and a wood-burning stove give the space a contemporary cabin-like feel.
Built-in shelves and cubbies are set into the walls, providing efficient storage.