2009-09-13

House of Steel


















This house is a normal family house. But as you can see its walls are made of steel. I cannot imagine what it must be like living there. It must be terribly hot in the summer, and freezing in the winther.

Cheers,
Asta

13 comments:

Tammie Lee said...

Hi Asta,
I have a friend that thinks building in steel is perfect. He built a huge house this way. Of course it is insulated, so that is what makes it work.
Lovely to have you visit.
Tammie

Asta said...

Hi Tammie,

Perhaps this coupple did that as well. Maybe I should simply ring the doorbell and ask. .....
-:)

Cheers,
Asta

Thom said...

I so agree with you on your observations with this house. I couldn't imagine living in that. Just think of what the electric bill would be...have a great Sunday :)

James said...

Very interesting house Asta. I have never seen one like it before.

Vogon Poet said...

This is a first even for me, it sound a bit crazy, but probably they got their reasons. Do you know the people living there? Aren't they some kind of cult?

Jacob said...

Hi Asta...

I think that maybe this house is quite well insulated and that the steel is reflective to better keep out the heat and the cold.

More and more houses in Florida are being built with metal roofs because they reflect the heat better.

Lovely photograph. I don't think I've ever seen an entire house encased in metal before!

Have a wonderful week!

Lucy the Cat said...

Neat picture with a pretty sky, but a steel house doesn't seem cozy.

Henrik said...

Hello Asta and thank you for your kind comments in our blog.

I think corrugated steel is not that uncommon building material. Low maintenace. Of course you need proper insulation behind it. I'd hate to live in a house looking like the one in your picture. It is sad what damage a bad exterior does to a otherwise lovely house.

Cheers.

Rajesh said...

That is never seen this before. If not insulated it will be like oven in summer.

Mo said...

Steel? Was it expensive

JM said...

How interesting! I believe there must be a good reason for such a choice...

Asta said...

I really thought it was very strange. I can't remember having seen a house completely wrapped in metal before actually.....

I don't know the people living there, however this is a relatively small community, so it wouldn't be strange to knock on the door and ask. I might do that.

Cheers,
Asta

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Maybe they have good heating and cooling. Seems kind of odd.

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