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My new “Home” – Lappis

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Shades of Lappis

This was the first time I was leaving my home to a new city, a new country for a longer time. I stepped on Swedish soil on 18th August 2019 and was welcomed by Stockholm’s infamous heavy summer rain and of course KTH students. I was handed over the keys for my new home. Little did I know that a tiny 17 m2 of my room would soon house in itself a million memories.

Lappis is a student accommodation part of SSSB. My apartment has a private room and private bathroom spread across an area of 17m2 while I share a communal kitchen with 10 other amazing corridor mates from five different countries. It’s hard to get bored with such people, especially during this quarantine times when we hang out in the kitchen till late mornings.

The best thing I like about Lappis is the beautiful nature it is surrounded by. It has numerous running tracks through the woods, a small beach with amazing views of the sunrise, and outdoor climbing rocks.

Lappis is known for parties over the weekends. This, of course, comes as no surprise since it houses more than 2000 students. It is just half-hour walk to KTH and takes around 15-20 minutes on public transport. It has an ICA store if we ever need emergency groceries (the reason I say emergency is because it is quite expensive as compared to Lidl or Willys) and two restaurants. Also, it has an indoor and outdoor gym, sauna and a pub where open mics happen monthly.

Word of Caution: Not everything about Lappis would be this bright and sunny. Since the kitchen is shared between people there is bound to be indifference and cold wars in the kitchen. I have seen kitchen which is undermaintained.

With this said, Lappis is going to be one of the most memorable home I would have stayed at.

Lappis we follow weird traditions which seem quite fascinating. You can read about it here.

A busy kitchen
Winter in Lappis
Lappis beach
Running tracks in the backyard
A usual day with “Corridormates”
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.