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This Seaweed-Covered House Is the World’s Coziest Sushi Roll

 Yet in Denmark, this thoroughly modern house draws its unique feature not from a scientific advance, but from the era of Viking sagas.

The Modern Seaweed House is a 1100 square-foot, $360,000 vacation home on the Danish island of Læsø and incorporates seaweed as a building material in three ways. The most obvious is the array of cylindrical, seaweed-stuffed “pillows” on the building’s facade that take the place of traditional shingles or clapboards. The adaptable algae is also stuffed into the light pine walls and serves as a replacement for mineral wool insulation.