Inspiration Abroad: Solar-Powered Swiss Retreat Home

Inspiration Abroad: Solar-Powered Swiss Retreat Home

Amber Byfield
Jul 22, 2011

How's this for whetting your travel appetite? Imagine the perfect summer day spent looking out at the Swiss Alps from this barn-turned-retreat home. Don't let the exterior barn door fool you: inside and out, this charming bungalow has some swanky features. Including solar panels to power it all.

A floating staircase, expansive windows, a comfortable (but stark) interior, locally-sourced concrete floors... This place has it all, but the view is the best part. What better compliment to such an environmentally-conscious home than to have nature provide all the art?

Read more: Check out all the stunning images, and learn more about the remodel at Inhabitat.

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(Image: Personeni Raffaele Schärer Architects via Inhabitat.)

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