Thursday, July 18, 2013

What Happens in Denmark Should Stay in Denmark

Just when you think you have seen every kind of construction technique and insulating material, another comes along and makes you wonder why you didn’t think of that.  In Denmark, there are homes covered in SEAWEED!

What could possibly be next? Houses covered in used garden hoses filled with foam insulation and wrapped around the house? Used McDonald’s wrappers stuffed in the exterior walls that would not only provide insulation but a nice greasy cheeseburger smell.

Enjoy the photos:

Rather than just piling the seaweed onto the roof, the builders stuffed the material into netted bags and attached it in lengths across the timber-framed walls and roof of the house. More seaweed was enclosed in wooden cases to use as insulation behind the facade and beneath the floors.

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