Norwegian "Royal Fleet" created a new social reality based on the most basic "why not?!" principle. Once you realize there is no reason not to do something that has never been done before, the sky becomes the only limit (in "Braathens" case, quite literally!). For instance, people usually live in homes, relax in parks, enjoy art in museums - and yet, some multimillionaires wouldn't think twice about turning their homes into museum-like art exhibitions. So, why not follow suit and turn parks into homes?
Freiburg, a town in Germany, found no answer to the seemingly rhetorical question, and…there appeared a whole quarter, whose residents have every right to claim they live in a park. That, of course, doesn’t prevent them from living in modern apartments teeming with modern technological devices. They just step out onto a grassy lawn, not a sidewalk – and their path to the town proper winds around a beautiful lake rather than following a noisy main road. Scattered all over the park, garden-houses peacefully coexist with old-fashioned phone booths while handy bicycles rub wheels with cars waiting for their owners in a specially assigned parking lot. A cozy beach and a mini-stadium are just around the corner as well.