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This cottage in Denmark has a roof made from 32 tons of seaweed

And the home can be yours for US$416K (AUS$563K).

On the Danish island of Læsø, you can find a house with a very peculiar roof made from 32 tons of seaweed.

The cottage, called the Adrines House, is one of the many original seaweed dwellings on the island. Story goes, early islanders from around 1790 built about 250 of these structures, using eelgrass as a substitute for wood and grass for their roofs.

300 years later, 19 of these seaweed houses remain – one of which is the Adrines House.

Image via Adam Schnack

Image via Adam Schnack

Image via Adam Schnack

Image via Adam Schnack

To save these heritage sites, local authorities have begun restoring the roofs with new eelgrass taken from a nearby ‘seaweed bank’.

Image via Adam Schnack

As for the interior of the Adrines House, the designers maintained the home’s traditional details while putting in modern amenities, such as utilities, two kitchens, and a minimalist colour palette.

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$416K for a historic home? That’s a pretty sweet (or should I say, seaweed) deal. Sorry, just had to.

If you’d like to know more about the property, head on over here.

Image via Adam Schnack

Image via Adam Schnack

Image via Adam Schnack

Image via Adam Schnack

Image via Adam Schnack

Via Design Boom

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