Skaeve Huse is a Danish expression which means “special houses for special people”.
It refers to a project in Denmark that has been set up to house people who can no longer be housed through the regular housing system, because of their history as problem- or nuisance tenants.
In 2006 Amsterdam adopted the Danish approach by creating a pilot scheme in the harbor area. This project consists of a number of 28 m2 houses built by Tempohousing. It offers accommodation to a small group of people, often with a history of mental health problems, together with a supervisor. Special architecture was applied to give the prefab homes an image of permanent houses.
The approach turned out to be very successful and more projects similar to these are built in Holland since this first one by Tempohousing in Amsterdam.
Remarkable: Tthe houses have been relocated 3 times on 3 different locations since they were placed in 2006.
This is one of the reasons this type of building (container homes) is very suitable for this type of housing: basic but comfortable and easy and economic to quickly relocate