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10 Hobbit-Like Scandinavian Houses With Green Roofs

Published 10 months ago

Scandinavia has been at the forefront of leading the whole world into a greener future by implementing environment-first policies and technologies into everyday lives. Some Scandinavians took it even further by retreating into nature as much as possible and covering their houses with lush vegetation. That’s how green rooftops become a thing and now they’re turning viral in the north.

Scandinavian Green Roof Association (yes, it’s a thing) is encouraging everybody to install their very own green roof. Not only because they look cool, but also because they absorb rainwater, reduce winter heating costs, reduce summer air-conditioning costs, provide insulation, and are long lasting… oh and did we mention how cool they look?

(h/t: boredpanda)

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#1 Hofskirkja, Iceland

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Image source: Menno Schaefer

#2 Thjorsardalur, Iceland

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Image source: Dominik Frings

#3 Norway

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Image source: Robert Snow

#4 Vatnajökull Nationalpark, Iceland

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Image source: Tanja Le

#5 Renndølsetra, Norway

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Image source: reddit

#6 Skalholt, Iceland

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Image source: Lindsay Snow

#7 Torshavn, Faroe Islands

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Image source: Andrea Izzotti

#8 Saksun Village, Streymoy, Faroe Islands

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Image source: Nick Fox

#9 Church Of Funningur, Faroe Islands

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Image source: Marco Grassi

#10 Mikladalur, Faroe Islands

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Image source: Nick Fox

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