Earth Homes, Grass Roofs, What Can We Learn From The Vikings?


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 The homes are made of an inner frame of wood covered with thick patches of sod. The roofs are then also covered with sod that acts as a natural insulator.

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When it was a bustling town, the settlement had three timber and sod longhouses as well as five smaller buildings that were built by the Vikings.

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L'Anse aux Meadows is the only known site of a Norse village in Canada, and in North America outside of Greenland.

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A few modern amenities have been added to the reconstructed homes, for the sake of ventilation and extra light.

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A narrow doorway leads inside: although this one has a door, the original might have only had skins draped over it to keep the wind out.

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The reconstructed village as seen from afar.

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