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Houses with Living Roofs

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Apparently, green is the new black. Check out these gorgeous houses with living roofs, thanks to the mad geniuses at Bored Panda. How’d they ever get approval from the homeowner’s association?

“Scandinavians are serious about their green roofs. They’ve had them for a while now and it doesn’t look like they’re going anywhere. They even have a competition every year to determine the best green roof project in Scandinavia by the Scandinavian Green Roof Association! But there is a reason why Scandinavians like these green roofs so much… They are not only a beautiful feature for a house, but they also offer numerous social, environmental and financial benefits. They absorb rainwater, reduce winter heating costs, reduce summer air-conditioning costs, provide insulation, and are long lasting – just to name a few.”

#1 Hofskirkja, Iceland

Hofskirkja, Iceland

#2 Thjorsardalur, Iceland

Thjorsardalur, Iceland

#3 Skalholt, Iceland

Skalholt, Iceland

#4 Vatnajökull Nationalpark, Iceland

Vatnajökull Nationalpark, Iceland

#5 Renndølsetra, Norway

Renndølsetra, Norway

#6 Norway

Norway

#7 Saksun Village, Streymoy, Faroe Islands

Saksun Village, Streymoy, Faroe Islands

#8 Torshavn, Faroe Islands

Torshavn, Faroe Islands

#9 Church Of Funningur, Faroe Islands

Church Of Funningur, Faroe Islands

#10 Mikladalur, Faroe Islands

Mikladalur, Faroe Islands

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Author: Henry Herz

Children's book author

One thought on “Houses with Living Roofs

  1. I love the one with the trees. We have a few buildings where I live that have adopted this scheme but none as spectacular.

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