Scandinavian Houses with living green roofs, appear as though they’re straight out of a fairy-tale. These adorable homes prove that a grassy canopy can make the perfect overhead addition to any house. Green roofs are traditional in many Nordic countries throughout Europe, and while the trend hasn’t yet caught on in the United States, Scandinavians are serious about their green roofs! So much so that there is an annual competition to determine the best green roof project, which is hosted by the Scandinavian Green Roof Association.
1). Hofskirkja, Iceland
There are benefits provided by grass roofs that go beyond creating a uniquely a beautiful feature for a house. These green coverings not only provide an aesthetic impact — they also offer a variety of environmental and financial perks.
Grass roofs absorb rain water, cool the home in the summer and retain heat in the winter, and provide insulation. Like a cozy hobbit home, these green houses blend in with the surrounding nature and seem to be a magical cottage straight out of just about any fairy tale.
2). Skalholt, Iceland
Scandinavia has been at the forefront of leading the world into a greener future by implementing environment-first policies and technologies into everyday lives. Some Scandinavians have taken it even further by retreating into nature as much as possible and covering their houses with lush vegetation.
3). Vatnajökull Nationalpark, Iceland
4). Torshavn, Faroe Islands
5). Thjorsardalur, Iceland
6). Streymoy, Faroe Islands
7). Church of Funnungur, Faroe Islands
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