Exterior and Farmhouse Building Type With a few small changes and regular maintenance, existing buildings are some of the most sustainable around.  Photo 6 of 12 in Modern Meets Traditional in a Swedish Summer House

Modern Meets Traditional in a Swedish Summer House

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The exterior paint, Falu Rödfärg, is made locally in Falun, Sweden. It requires no primer or sealant due to its highly pigmented, all-natural composition. Using it eliminated some supply costs associated with outdoor painting.