Lots of homes are presented as being sustainable or built of recycled materials when in fact that’s not 100% true. Usually it means that the floor or some of the wood used on the walls is recycled while the rest is made of new materials. But in the case of this home things are different.
Located in the Czech Republic, this home was designed by studio Labor 13 on a site where a barn was already existing. The barn was recycled and it became the base structure for the new building. The brief was for an inexpensive and energy-efficient house with a small environmental footprint. The existing barn featured a series of partial stone walls which were used in the project along with mostly everything else.
The southern side of the house has barn doors instead of walls. The five doors open completely and thus eliminate the distinction between indoors and outdoors, creating a strong connection. The house is powered with solar energy so it’s not just recycled but also energy-efficient.
The interior is simple and rustic and, although there aren’t many windows, the décor is bright and inviting. Overall, this is a very lovely countryside home. It has a vegetable garden and it’s surrounded by beautiful vegetation and landscape.