Little house in Norway is part of a bigger idea

hadar's house exterior
© Assante Architecture and Design

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.


It is Hadar, not Hodor, so the door to the loft can stay open all by itself without being held.

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

More at Bygda 2.0..

hadar© Assante Architecture and Design

Little house in Norway is part of a bigger idea
It's in the Village 2.0, "a unique, compact, sustainable and modern living and working" experiment.

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