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Construction Modified for the Sake of Elves

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Construction Modified for the Sake of Elves

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Photo: Geir Ólafsson.

An apartment complex in Hveragerði, South Iceland was redesigned to accommodate a rock many locals believe houses elves, RÚV reports. Construction is beginning on the project, which was modified in the planning stages to ensure the elf house on the lot remained intact.

“We found ourselves naturally in an unexpected situation,” stated Gísli Steinar Gíslason, chairman of the board of Suðursalir, the company in charge of the construction. “It turned out that there has been an elf house here for a long time. And we decided in partnership with the town to change the layout of the buildings and reduce the amount of construction around the elf house so they have their space in the area.”

The complex will include 77 small apartments, the first of which will be 55-95 square metres in size. “We believe this is exactly what’s missing in the market. If you look at Reykjavík there are of course very high apartment prices there and here we can offer this at a significantly better price,” Gísli remarked.

The newsroom could not reach any local elves for comment, but believes it safe to assume they are satisfied with the outcome.

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