... ICELAND ... This house is a great representation of what the traditional turf houses of Iceland looked like. Due to the difficult climate of the region, original inhabitants used turf roofs atop a wooden frame for their homes. While this may have been for functional reasons, the result is simply magnificent! It practically looks like the house just rose straight up from the ground.
The North Carolina prefab builders at Deltec launched a line of affordable net-zero energy homes last year to great fanfare from off-grid buffs around the U.S. Now we’re thrilled to see them introduce a brand new design to this collection; a charming, classically-styled Solar Farmhouse with all of the old-fashioned curb appeal, plus the futuristic technology that makes this home achieve net-zero energy.