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Located in Karjaa, Finland, “Apelle” is a wooden home by architect Marco Casagrande that resembles a cozy one-family home as much as it does a stranded boat in the middle of the woods. It may be rurally located in a country known for harsh, icy winters, but geothermal energy keeps it warm and cozy without the use of dirty energy sources.

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The long, lean structure is made of wood and wood-like materials, blends seamlessly with surrounding nature, and features an open, multi-functional interior with popular Finnish architecture designs. The stark white interior reflects plenty of natural light through the home, and the round windows give it the effect of sitting inside a boat.

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