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Living in KTH – Teknikringen

Last week, we got to visit Lappis and Skrapan. This week we explore accommodation which is right on the campus of KTH – Teknikringen. You could see these high structures from most part of the campus.

If you are the one who wakes up and races in just minutes before the classes start on a cold Swedish winter morning, then Teknikringen is the place for you to be.

Living on the campus has its advantages. It feels much comfortable with regard to attending classes than other accommodations. One can conveniently use the facilities on the campus like the labs, library and gym without worry about when the last metro or bus is. There is nature calling around for running or cycling and the views from the rooms are quite amazing.

Views on a winter afternoon
PC: Akshat Jain

The metro station is just a few minutes walk away. Although there aren’t supermarket stores such as Lidl or Willis, the metro connects to most of the places nearby. There is also an Indian grocery store within a stone throw away distance.

However, living in teknikringen feels like living in a private apartment. There are no many communal or social places as in Lappis for parties. People tend to be less social around. Although the department pubs are quite nearby.

The rent is more than Lappis or other accommodations ranging from 5500 to 7000 sek/month. There are regular police patrolling making it safer. The rooms are small and cosy with a shared kitchen with another person. It would have basic furnishing such as a study table, chair, beds. The internet connection would not be included in the rent. It would usually cost around 250 sek monthly.

Kitchen in left: shared apartment right: a studio apartment to impress yourself as a cook. PC: KTH.se
left: shared space right: shared toilet to introspect on great thoughts
PC: KTH.se
The cosy corner of the private room
PC: Akshat Jain

I would like to give a shout out to Akshat Jain who narrated his experience and gave me inputs and pictures for this blog.

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Hej, I am from India currently pursuing Integrated Product Design at KTH. Moving to Stockholm has given me an opportunity to explore the new city like a local yet maintain the awe of a traveler. The vibrant KTH campus and its activities are itself a treat to a creative and aspiring mind. Join me on this journey of stories as we meet amazing people, exploring the innovation and sustainability pursuits happening throughout the KTH campus and the historical treasures of the city and the ways of employing jugaad to survive on a budget in one of the most expensive cities.