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:

Click the image below for the whole slideshow or the small thumbnails for single photos.



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28 Responses to Dos Visit Heike and Erik

  1. Heidi May 10, 2010 at 09:10 #

    Me Loves it!

  2. Milla May 10, 2010 at 09:12 #

    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.

  3. Minna May 10, 2010 at 09:32 #

    I love these Dos visits. Thank´s

  4. Hanna May 10, 2010 at 09:43 #

    <3 underbart!

  5. Jens May 10, 2010 at 10:53 #


  6. Jutta May 10, 2010 at 11:10 #

    Oi what a dreamy place. I’m in love.

  7. Helen May 10, 2010 at 11:50 #

    ohh this is just a delightful visit!

  8. lilla u May 10, 2010 at 12:52 #

    Oooh, jag gillar massvis. Vilket härligt hem.

  9. Diacritique May 10, 2010 at 13:10 #

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

  10. Ragnhild May 10, 2010 at 13:43 #

    What an inspiring home!
    Really creative and fun.

  11. anna May 10, 2010 at 15:57 #

    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…

  12. Doredoris May 10, 2010 at 19:50 #

    Fantastiskt inspirerande, som vanligt!

  13. kicki May 10, 2010 at 21:02 #

    Så himla fint!

  14. Fridas fina May 11, 2010 at 08:02 #

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

  15. joanne May 11, 2010 at 08:28 #

    very cute couple, charming home

  16. Serge from May 11, 2010 at 18:50 #

    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!

  17. •lotta på solrum• May 11, 2010 at 19:53 #

    härligt hem. jag älskar salt och peppar-ströarsamlingen!

  18. Daisy May 12, 2010 at 21:59 #

    Galet hemtrevligt!

  19. Mme Zsazsa May 13, 2010 at 18:17 #

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

    Lovely house.

  20. malin leijonberg May 13, 2010 at 21:40 #

    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.

  21. karen May 21, 2010 at 08:40 #

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

  22. Tingelings-Sofia May 21, 2010 at 09:21 #

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

  23. Malin May 21, 2010 at 11:10 #

    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

  24. Sheila May 25, 2010 at 02:16 #

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


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