Dos Visit Heike and Erik

Ever since the bridge between Malmö and Copenhagen was built it has become quite common that Danes move across the sea for a house in Sweden.
The house prices are a lot lower here and thanks to bridge it is really easy to commute.
And I have visited one couple who did exactly that.

Erik and Heike, a Dane and a German, who met each other via the internet – on a discussion list about Douglas Coupland, author of their favorite book Generation X. After a couple of years of off-topic mails, they finally met each other in real life,as Heike traveled from Germany to Denmark, and they have been together ever since.

Heike found work in Copenhagen and the couple moved in to a small house just 3 kilometers from the Copenhagen airport.
It did not take long for them to grow tired of the noise from the airport, and they both felt they wanted out of the city.
And some years later, in 2007, they found their dream-home in beautiful Skåne, Sweden.

Today, after three years of renovating the house and completing all paper work that comes with moving to a new country,they feel that they have landed exactly where the wish to be.
In fact, the only thing they can think of when I ask them if there is anything that they miss, are some of the more odd local foods from Denmark and Germany, that they cannot find here.
And that is sertanly not a big deal when you’re in a country, that has concepts like godis (sweets) and bästis (best friend), as well as very lovely grannar (neighbours)! Heike tells me.

For work, they both commute to Copenhagen every day where they work with communication and the web, and have had interesting job-titles such as “web consultant”, “communication specialist” and “editor”.
They blog – more seldom than they would like to – about living in Sweden as a Danish-German couple here: svenskhus.wordpress.com

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Heidireply
May 10, 2010 at 09:05 AM

Me Loves it!

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Millareply
May 10, 2010 at 09:05 AM

I like their home very much. But then I like every house built of red tiles even if mine is an old wooden one :) Danes and their way to interierate fascinates me. It makes me want to move there……Bye for now.

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Minnareply
May 10, 2010 at 09:05 AM

I love these Dos visits. Thank´s

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Hannareply
May 10, 2010 at 09:05 AM

<3 underbart!

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Jensreply
May 10, 2010 at 10:05 AM

flott!

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Juttareply
May 10, 2010 at 11:05 AM

Oi what a dreamy place. I’m in love.

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Helenreply
May 10, 2010 at 11:05 AM

ohh this is just a delightful visit!

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lilla ureply
May 10, 2010 at 12:05 PM

Oooh, jag gillar massvis. Vilket härligt hem.

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Diacritiquereply
May 10, 2010 at 01:05 PM

I picked up some little ideas ! I really like those visits ! Thank you…

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Ragnhildreply
May 10, 2010 at 01:05 PM

What an inspiring home!
Really creative and fun.

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annareply
May 10, 2010 at 03:05 PM

i’m always so happy when there is a new dos visit!! i am coveting the sun room (or even just the sun as i live in the UK!) and the head plant pots… mmm…

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Doredorisreply
May 10, 2010 at 07:05 PM

Fantastiskt inspirerande, som vanligt!

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kickireply
May 10, 2010 at 09:05 PM

Så himla fint!

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Fridas finareply
May 11, 2010 at 08:05 AM

Verkligen verkligen fint, både bilderna och inredningen! :-)

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joannereply
May 11, 2010 at 08:05 AM

very cute couple, charming home

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Serge from Envelop.eureply
May 11, 2010 at 06:05 PM

I especially like that room with the coloured crochet blanket and the map of Scandinavia. The blueish painted pottery hanging against the wall is funky as well!

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•lotta på solrum•reply
May 11, 2010 at 07:05 PM

härligt hem. jag älskar salt och peppar-ströarsamlingen!

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Kylie Battreply
May 12, 2010 at 01:05 PM

мало…

The house prices are a lot lower here and thanks to bridge it is really easy to commute.
And I have visited one couple who did exactly that.
Erik and Heike, a […..

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Daisyreply
May 12, 2010 at 09:05 PM

Galet hemtrevligt!

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Mme Zsazsareply
May 13, 2010 at 06:05 PM

Lol, the sun house in the garden is really funny!

Lovely house.

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malin leijonbergreply
May 13, 2010 at 09:05 PM

as always absolutely wonderful, I love the english look of the outside of the house and get really inspired by the inside,thank you for sharing.
Love/malin

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BODIE and FOUreply
May 14, 2010 at 12:05 PM

Very nice home…i love it!

http://bodieandfou.blogspot.com/2010/05/milas-bedroomfinally-finished.html

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karenreply
May 21, 2010 at 08:05 AM

what a gorgeous home they’ve made. So many creative touches.

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Tingelings-Sofiareply
May 21, 2010 at 09:05 AM

Vilket underbart hem. Keramiken, rottingfåtöljen, “punschverandan” etc, etc. Wow!

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Malinreply
May 21, 2010 at 11:05 AM

Jag älskar dina besök! Grymt inspirerande!! Vet du var man får tag på tavlan med Keep calm -texten? En sån skulle jag behöva ha ibland

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Sheilareply
May 25, 2010 at 02:05 AM

What a lovely home! This is what I aspire to, for sure!

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