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

Categories: Home Stylings

 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.


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.


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


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


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.


The reconstructed village as seen from afar.


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