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Czechia’s SAMOROST House is a Glamping Structure Made of Mycelium

In the Czech Republic (Czechia), the SAMOROST House, spearheaded by Buřinka in collaboration with designer Tomasz Kloza, aims to revolutionize the glamping industry. The construction project is poised to establish the first-ever building made of mycelium by integrating sustainability into construction.

Mycelium offers a sustainable alternative to traditional construction materials. Recent tests conducted by the MYMO Association have demonstrated its efficacy in insulating properties and its potential to replace non-organic materials. 

According to an article published by Inovace od Buřinky, Jakub Seifert, chairman of the MYMO Association, noted that mycelium could be used in various construction aspects, including insulation for walls, roofs, floors, and even in creating non-load-bearing structures.

Interior of a modern kitchen with curved wooden cabinets, a large round window, and a view of a forest. Decor includes minimalistic stools and potted mycelium plants.
Image/visualization by Buřinka via inovaceodburinky.cz

The model example of the house is set up as a habitable space, e.g. for more luxurious camping, so-called glamping. However, a building of this type will certainly find many more applications,” Seifert said.

The natural form of parasol mushrooms inspires the design of the SAMOROST House. It features two main structures, each resembling a mushroom sprouting from the ground, composed of 14 identical segments that interlock like a jigsaw puzzle. 

The roof includes wooden, segmented shingles that mimic the texture of a mushroom’s cap. Mycelium provides additional decorative elements.

Image/visualization by Buřinka via inovaceodburinky.cz

In the interior space, SAMOROST House is divided between functional areas. One mushroom structure houses a kitchen with modern amenities such as a refrigerator, gas cooker, and integrated sink. The other mushroom structure is a bedroom outfitted with custom storage solutions for personal electronics and other gadgets. 

“Our intention was to use mycocomposite and other natural materials to make the interior space as practical as possible, but at the same time to evoke a feeling of nature combined with luxury and to captivate its visitors at first sight,” Karolína Petřeková and Petra Jašicová, MYMO members, said, as quoted in the report.

A rechargeable battery will supply the energy required for appliances, lighting, and recharging equipment. Additionally, electric space heaters provide heat during the colder periods. 

Kloza emphasized the comfort provided by the SAMOROST House. “It takes into account all the disadvantages or concerns people have expressed about camping. It is designed to take the experience to the next level. You won’t mind bad weather in a beautiful bed with a view of the sky, even if it’s cloudy. A well-designed interior will ensure plenty of comfort,” Kloza said.

The SAMOROST House, set to be completed by the end of this year, will be showcased at an experiential exhibition at the National Technical Library’s gallery.

Glamping owners can derive valuable insights from the approach demonstrated by the SAMOROST House project, particularly in its goal for sustainability. By integrating sustainable construction like mycelium into their structures, glamping owners can appeal to the growing segment of environmentally conscious travelers who prioritize sustainability in their lodging choices. Additionally, glamping businesses can create unique experiences that encourage repeat visits and positive word-of-mouth.

Featured image/visualization by Buřinka via inovaceodburinky.cz

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WendyStarfall
WendyStarfall
May 7, 2024 5:31 pm

Isn’t it cool that the SAMOROST House in Czechia is made of mycelium, with solar panels for eco-living? You’d love the nature views from its mushroom-shaped design. It’s like a dreamy escape in the heart of Czech countryside. So immersive and unique!

Thomas Lopez
Thomas Lopez
May 8, 2024 12:17 am
Reply to  WendyStarfall

You’d be surprised by the SAMOROST House’s mycelium build and solar panels. a striking blend of nature and technology. Reflecting on this, it’s truly a remarkable fusion of innovation.

monica_moo
monica_moo
May 7, 2024 6:37 pm
Reply to  WendyStarfall

It’s pretty impressive how the SAMOROST House in Czechia is built using mycelium and equipped with solar panels for sustainable living. Have you seen other innovative glamping structures like this one?

FizzyFelines1
FizzyFelines1
May 8, 2024 4:02 am

I gotta say, the SAMOROST House in Czechia sounds like a dreamy spot for a nature lover like me! With its eco-friendly design, rainwater collection, and solar panels, it’s like a cozy, sustainable oasis in the midst of the beautiful Czech landscape. Can’t wait to experience that unique glamping vibe!

GrahamShadow
GrahamShadow
May 8, 2024 10:04 pm
Reply to  FizzyFelines1

I’m a bit concerned about sustainability. Are we doing enough to protect the environment? With innovative materials like mycelium and eco-conscious practices, we can make a real difference. Let’s be mindful of our impact and strive for a greener future together!

LuckyNinja243
LuckyNinja243
May 8, 2024 6:52 am

Isn’t it intriguing how the SAMOROST House in Czechia blends luxury camping with nature? Imagine chilling in the hot tub, stargazing on the deck. pure bliss in a mycelium retreat!

oscar_opens
oscar_opens
May 8, 2024 8:11 am
Reply to  LuckyNinja243

Being in a mycelium retreat sounds dreamy! The blend of nature and luxury is truly remarkable. How do you think mycelium compares to other eco-friendly building materials?

DerekSun
DerekSun
May 8, 2024 7:16 am
Reply to  LuckyNinja243

Chilling in a mycelium retreat, starry skies above, and the cool mix of camping with nature? Who wouldn’t want that sweet setup? 🌌

PennantRider_733
PennantRider_733
May 8, 2024 9:36 am

Isn’t it cool how the SAMOROST House uses mycelium for sustainability? It’s like merging nature and tech – so neat! Controlling stuff via an app is top-notch. Can you imagine the cozy vibe there? I’d love to experience that blend of luxury and eco-friendliness.

Devon River
Devon River
May 8, 2024 12:31 pm

Isn’t it amazing how the SAMOROST House blends nature with luxury, offering a unique glamping experience? The mycelium construction truly champions sustainability while providing a cozy eco-friendly stay.

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