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Swedish cottages with living roofs

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This is an interesting group of conserved cottages in a village in Sweden near where my son lives. They are built with wooden dowels. Some have thatch and others living roofs.

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They are so full of character ,you can imagine all sorts of quaint people and stories being told inside huddled round a fire .. Thank you for letting us have a peep Linda :o)

27 Sep, 2019

 

Now there's something I don't see over here. I'm trying to understand the 'living roof'. It looks impressive. Great photos of Swedish Countryside.

28 Sep, 2019

 

Wonderful pics Linda! Fantastic conservation site. I love the architecture on the last pic, I’m going to google this and read up on it.
I love to see a living roof too.

28 Sep, 2019

 

Curious cottages, Linda!

A few years ago some "Ecological" flats & house were built experimentally at the bottom of our road. They have bicycle sheds & other low sheds which have been planted with living roofs & rain water is collected in water butts outside each house & they all have solar panels. They don't have much room for gardens though.

28 Sep, 2019

 

David the whole of one side of Marks & sparks in Norwich has living plants growing down it ,its huge and looks amazing ...

29 Sep, 2019

 

I was wondering how they stand up to a Swedish winter. Do you know if they are insulated?

29 Sep, 2019

 

They look amazing, perhaps I can get someone to build me one, they certainly have character.
Interesting Amy about M & S in Norwich, some time since I was in Norwich as we moved across the County, but must be a wonderful sight.

30 Sep, 2019

 

Its been there for a long time Honeysuckle I always look to see how its retaining its colour etc. if you're in Norwich walk the side of the building between M & S and the church .. I don't go as often these days since we've moved over the border into Suffolk but have to say Norwich is still one of my favourite cities ..

30 Sep, 2019

 

My sons' house is 1896 and this is a much earlier design of building. Being so low lying they are warmer in the winter. Some people lived with their animals inside too.
You still get thatch roofs in Sweden as you do in England.
My sons' house and barn are built on very large boulders taken from the surrounding countryside. They keep the wooden structure off the ground.

1 Oct, 2019

 

Lots of character in those old buildings... wouldn't fancy living in one though!

5 Oct, 2019

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