What makes a house a home? For many people, a home is more than walls and a roof; it’s a place where they feel an emotional connection and a sense of belonging. Home is a place that tells their story. The Apple TV Plus docuseries “Home” explores one-of-a-kind, innovative homes that challenge conventional concepts of living space and are as unique as the families that live in them. Here, we highlight some of the most astonishing and unusual homes from the series.
A Glass Ceiling
In Swedish, the word “hem” refers to a home in general, while “hemma” refers to a person’s individual home, says engineer Anders Solvarm. For Solvarm and his family, their home, dubbed “Naturhus”—a traditional 18th century log cabin completely encased inside a glass greenhouse in the Swedish countryside—represents “hemma.” Inspired by the work of famed Swedish architect Bengt Warne, Solvarm built much of the house by hand with help from his father and brother-in-law. The greenhouse creates a warm “microclimate” around the log cabin, allowing the Solvarms to grow fruits, vegetables and flowers in their garden—even when there’s snow on the ground outside. In addition, the Solvarms have found Naturhus to be a healing refuge for their son, Jonathan, who was diagnosed with autism when he was 4 years old. “Our house is giving us hope,” says Solvarm.