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Modern Pyramid Cottage in Iceland

This is a modern pyramid cottage in Iceland that you can rent using Airbnb.

From the outside, you’ll notice there are two pyramids adjoined by a hall which serves as the entrance to the home.

When you go inside, you’ll find that one of the pyramids houses your living area, kitchen, and dining while the other pyramid gives you three little bedrooms and a bathroom.

You’ll notice one of the rooms is located in an upstairs loft with skylights so you can enjoy the Northern Lights from here. Pretty cool place, isn’t it? Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thank you!

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Images © Palmi via Airbnb

Learn more: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1186427


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  • CathyAnn January 18, 2016, 2:45 pm

    Very spacious and well-thought out.

  • Nancy M. January 18, 2016, 2:53 pm

    LOVE IT! Wouldn’t it be fun to live with all those great angles? Gorgeous!

  • Elizabeth Rubio January 18, 2016, 3:24 pm

    I enjoy the way the building settles comfortably into the land, its peaks echoing the distant mountains. The serene interior invites one to take in the beautiful surrounding landscape. What a wonderful place to live!

    • Alex January 18, 2016, 3:48 pm

      Thanks, Elizabeth, glad you liked it so much too! I agree, what a wonderful place!

      • Elizabeth Rubio January 18, 2016, 5:36 pm

        Thanks for replying to my comments, Alex. You are a sweetheart.

  • Janp January 18, 2016, 3:43 pm

    Boy do I love this. With all the space couldn’t a bedroom have been figured in. As I get older steps do not appeal to me at all. I Have fallen enough. But I do love the shape and angles and the size of the deck. Very nice

    • Alex January 18, 2016, 3:47 pm

      Glad you like it thanks Jan!

    • cathie January 18, 2016, 4:38 pm

      It is unique and lovely!! If the stairs had some type of rail, i could handle it. I can’t see how going down those stairs would be comfortable for anybody!! But again, a gorgeous house in a gorgeous place! 🙂

      • Alex January 18, 2016, 5:50 pm

        Good call on the rail, Cathie! And glad you liked it too 🙂

  • Marta Santiago January 18, 2016, 4:44 pm

    Janp, there is a bedroom on the first floor, you can see the pink bedspread/comforter. Alex, love this house so bright, spacious, and sits nicely on the land. Thank you Alex for sharing.

  • Porcsha January 18, 2016, 5:14 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! The owns are very lucky! I love the unique design of the while home and the land surrounding it, perfection!

  • Larry Schoenemann January 18, 2016, 9:58 pm

    Well thought out. Sharp!

  • Sandi B January 19, 2016, 8:17 pm

    I agree with what everyone else has said about this house. What a fun place it would be to live. The pyramids are not only a great design feature, but also keep the snow from piling up and caving in the roof. I could certainly see myself living in this. Totally beautiful all the way around!

  • Palmi January 31, 2016, 7:42 pm

    Thank you for writing about the little house we have in Iceland. It took us years to get everything right. We bought the property in late 90’s but didn’t really finish building it until 2011. Initially the architect wanted us to have a wooden roof but when we found those concrete tiles, we saw immediately that the house would fit right into the lava field it is built on. Everything is rock and wood, just like the surrounding nature. Additionally due to the fact we live abroad, the comfort of having the house almost maintenance free is a great plus. The windows are aluminum, the roof concrete so the only thing we need to do is treat the deck every 2 years. We heat the house up with geothermal water that flows through the floor. There is a hot spring close by that pumps hot geothermal water into the community and we use that to heat instead of electricity. All cabinets and fixtures are hand made to fit into this house. Because of the angles, we couldn’t buy anything in there. Everything is custom made. And because we live there in the summer, we have very good appliances built into the cabinets. Washer, dryer, dishwasher and large refrigerator. Energy comes from a geothermal power plant and the water from a hot and cold springs so the house is very green and all energy and water are fully sustainable. The house is a fully year-round house too so we have visitors at all times of the year but we have a 3 day minimum so we normally only have 1-2 guests a month in the winter time.

  • KLS March 3, 2016, 8:52 am

    To each their own, of course.

    But, personally, I see a lot of problems in a pyramid house. The walls give me a ‘falling in’ feeling and sense of claustrophobia. I like to hang pictures on my walls, and that seems impossible, without special features, in a house with walls leaning in. A kitchen without andy upper shelve space? Sorry, but not for me. That leaves on to bend down to get many items form the lower cabinets. And that shower, with the leaning in wall, I would at some point back up and crack my head on the leaning in ceiling.

    I do admit, from an external view, it is a stunning house. It would be even better set off in a landscape with souring mountain peaks. Definitely a showcase, and point of discussion for the owner.

    But to live in such a house really would require a certain personal living standard that I, personally, do not have.

    • Claire March 7, 2016, 6:10 pm

      I too felt that the walls could give a ‘closing in’ feel to the house, especially for someone taller than average. I imagine that working at the kitchen bench could be awkward for someone 6ft or over (based on average bench heights and the slope of the wall), and there would probably be a few bumps and bruises before you got the hang of the place :-).
      That said, there are a lot of great elements – that staggered staircase is a good solution to limited space, and I bet the upstairs bedroom is spectacular when the Northern Lights are showing!

    • Sharee March 7, 2016, 7:44 pm

      My New Year’s resolution: I have decided not to make negative comments on any of the plans shown. So, KLS, I can say I absolutely, positively I agree with your comments.

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