Gallery: Sweden’s Krakmora Holmar House is a Tranquil Island Home by th...

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All of the home's other sides facing the waterline (located just 4 meters downhill) are wide open to magnificent views of the Baltic Sea.

The Kråkmora Holmar House is only 138 square feet — the limit for guest houses allowed by building authorities. A closed wooden façade facing uphill ensures privacy for both the main house and the guest house. All of the home’s other sides facing the waterline (located just 4 meters downhill) are wide open to magnificent views of the Baltic Sea.

The interior decoration is minimal – Nordic and vintage elements combine to create quiet spaces for drinking tea and daydreaming. A central fireplace — the home’s only heating source — is powered by local driftwood, and the entire home can be heated up in an hour. Fully insulated, the house’s electricity is sourced from ethical companies that only provide renewable energy.

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  1. legalegl June 27, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Fully insulated…what would be the equivalent R ratings ?
    Why aren’t the communities in the West building developments with efficient sized houses that are energy independent and tiny ?

  2. EnvNews.Org June 27, 2012 at 7:29 am

    Its a simple and small house but it’s very nice.

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