In 2012, Jens-Christian Karlsson and his wife bought a cheap piece of land with a small barn in the Ellinge Lyng area close to Sehero Bay.
In 2014 he began building his own home.
The idea was to make it of practical materials and as cheap as possible so that noone would be forced to use it every weekend.
Large window sections break down the boundaries between interior and exterior and in summer the windows can be pushed aside and the large terrace becomes a permanent part of the home. This also means that the house appears twice as large because the terrace has the same floor level with the house. Nature is also visible inside the house because all surfaces are made of wood, which creates an organic and live sensation.
The home was supposed to be an oasis where the family could get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and feel themselves in calm atmosphere of nature.
Therefore, one of the main ideas was also to bring nature into the house and make it part of the design and layout of the house. For five years, Jens-Christian’s ideas and dreams have been coming true in a real home.
Jens-Christian Karlsson is an experienced cabinetmaker and industrial designer, and at his company Barlby Carlsson, he has been developing design and interior solutions since 2006 for clients such as Mads Nørgaard, Ganni, Stine Goya and Shamballa Jewels. In his work, he got used to solve problems and always turned failures and mistakes into a creative force that made his projects unpredictable and innovative.
Despite his great practical and craft experience, Jens-Christian has never tried to build a house before. From 2014 to 2018, he spent all his weekends on the site and constantly learned to chop wood, manage gravity, lay foundations, erect steel structures, build walls, install the roof and large windows that can withstand strong wind, etc.
Location: Ellinge Lyng, Denmark