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GREAT GREEN HOME: Björkbo Summer Cabin
Posted By Emily Pilloton On September 14, 2007 @ 2:34 pm In Architecture,Recycled Materials,Sustainable Building | 15 Comments
About two hours outside Stockholm lies this little green cabin with all the eco-friendly charm you could ask for. Sisters Thérèse & Louise Kristiansson designed “Björkbo” as a nature-laden summer home for their clients. Built out of wood from the forest it stands in and reused windows, the small dwelling opens its doors to the west to face a picturesque lake. Our favorite part? The forest is built right into the house, with two trees growing right through the roof!
The small home also boasts a compost toilet that is shared with the neighbors. Water is taken from the lake and reused for the surrounding greens, and the late-setting Swedish summer sun means no artificial light is necessary. The home’s charm lies in its small scale, integration with surrounding nature, and built-in history, particularly the reused windows of various sizes seamlessly integrated into the structure by carpenter Bengt Höglund.
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