Located on the edge of Thy National Park and around 600 meters from the North Sea, Recharge House is surrounded by the beautiful, mostly protected nature and wildlife typical of the area. There is a small lake right outside the front door, which is home to a number of swans - which are Denmark's national birds, by the way. Speaking of birds: South of the area is one of the most important bird Eldorados in Northern Europe. Perfect for spending the day relaxing and watching the graceful animals fly.
Completed in 2019, Recharge House is owned by two families (the Petersens and the Johnsens). They wanted to build something different from the typical construction in the area and in 2017 they decided to do it. In collaboration with architect Søren Sarup and local craftsmen, they built a large part of the house themselves.
The architecture of the house is uniform. Inside, the owners have tried to keep it as simple and harmonious as possible. Much of the experience is based on the connection between inside and outside. The house definitely lives up to its name and helps people to recharge their batteries.
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ArchitectureThe shape and orientation of the Recharge House are inspired by the characteristics of the property and the desire to create a seamless connection between the interior space and the surrounding nature. The architecture emphasizes that being close to the water, the wind, the open sky and natural light can bring tranquility and harmony to the spirit. The house is built entirely of wood. The owners have chosen to rely on durable and maintenance-free materials. According to their calculations, this is what leaves the smallest long-term carbon footprint when building a house from scratch. The house is also equipped with sustainable design furniture. These are made from recycled or sustainably sourced materials and are based on the circular economy.
The owner families live in the area and do most of the maintenance themselves. Everything else was and is done by local contractors. For many years they have also been involved in the development of the area - particularly on the west coast where the house is located. At the moment they are also involved in a project to create a sustainable infrastructure that will allow better access to nature in this area.
EnvironmentDanish building regulations are among the strictest in the world when it comes to ensuring minimal energy wastage. Waste separation is standard and regulated by law. Denmark was recently ranked as the country with the greatest achievements in climate protection. The country also has one of the most ambitious climate laws in the world. The parish of Thisted (the area where the house is located) is at the forefront. The house is operated with green electricity. The contract with the house's supplier ensures that it only sources and uses "green" electricity.
Weniger als 600 Meter trennen das «Recharge House» vom Meer und nur ein paar Schritte von einem kleinen See. Das Haupthaus und das Nebengebäude, das der Architekt Soren Sarup 2019 gebaut hat, besteht von den Wänden bis zum Dach aus Holz und fügt sich darum unaufdringlich in die Natur ein. Die Einrichtung ist nordisch schlicht und zurückhaltend. Nichts soll hier von der Natur ablenken, die je nach Tages- und Jahreszeit immer wieder für neue Eindrücke sorgt.
This wood-shingled home is designed by Danish architect Søren Sarup to make the most of the surrounding lake views. Full-length windows bookend the house, as well as outdoor terraces for relaxing in the winter sun. There’s an outdoor shower to brave on the more bracing days, as well as a sauna which overlooks the scenery. Watery reflections play across the Danish holiday home’s stripped-back interiors which feature concrete floors, whitewashed walls and steel frame furniture. Nationalpark Tjy is close by, and in the winter there’s mushroom and oyster picking.
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From Aarhus it takes about 2.5 hours to Recharge House (184 km). From Copenhagen it takes about 4.5 hours (408 km) and from Flensburg it takes almost 3.5 hours (286 km). The exact address can be found on the website.
There is the possibility to take the bus to Agger, but the connections are relatively rare, which makes excursions and mobility on site rather difficult without your own car.
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