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Swedish word of the day: friggebod

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Published: 18.Jul.2019 06:00 hrs

Today's word will come in handy if you're looking into buying a traditional Swedish summer cottage or 'sommarstuga'.

A friggebod is a small building which is possible to build without a permit. 

Usually, you need a permit from the local municipality in order to erect any buildings, even if you already own the land you plan to build on. But the exception for small sheds or outhouses (friggebod) was introduced in 1979, as long as the friggebod was on a plot of land with one or two existing residential buildings, and was built at least 4.5 metres from the boundary with any neighbouring land.

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