Little house in Norway is part of a bigger idea

Bygda 2.0 or Village 2.0 is a rural development project in Norway, "focusing on developing modern Norwegian houses in a dynamic context combined with spaces for businesses and research activities. It will be a place to live, work and enjoy."

It looks like a fascinating experiment, and the housing they are building looks pretty interesting as well. The second house completed is Hadar's house, built for the assistant manager of a nearby beach bar. Unlike the Village 1.0, he apparently gets to keep his name.

dining area© Assante Architecture and Design

The 500 square foot house is designed by Stockholm's Assante Architecture and Design, who describe it:

It will be a place to live, work and enjoy. Hadar’s house is situated on the rocks next to the shoreline and offers a beautiful view over the water. It is built in wood and has a modern low-energy heating system using firewood. The facade is maintenance free built of burned wood, a traditional Japanese technique transformed into a Norwegian context.

hadar house loft© Assante Architecture and Design
It is Hadar, not Hodor, so the door to the loft can stay open all by itself without being held.

Kakelugnspannan© Kakelugnspannan

The house is heated by an interesting wood stove called a kakelugnspannan, which is a version of a traditional Scandinavian stove that has a lot of thermal mass to retain heat. However this one puts a 600 litre tank in the accumulator, heating the water, which can then be circulated to radiators. It runs at 87% efficiency.

bathtub© Assante Architecture and Design

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hadar© Assante Architecture and Design

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