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Amazing Grass Roofs (12 pics)

Posted in Pictures   13 Sep 2010   / 9399 views

Norway is an interesting country. It loves using natural materials that is why local residents always built their houses from wood. But this is not the only unusual thing about Norway. Local houses also have amazing grass roofs called “turf roofs”. They have been popular here for hundreds of years.

 

All these houses are old and abandoned. They are museum pieces.

Some modern Norway houses also have beautiful turf roofs. It’s a tradition.






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Norwegian dude 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Picture #2, 3 and 4 are not abandoned or museum pieces. they look like normal cabins at a camping site. Turf roofs are not so common here anymore, but they are still being made.
       
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rene 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
i do want turf roof
       
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gigantes 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
love the concept, but i'm left wondering what the logistical consequences are for the homeowner...
       
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Peanut 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
I love all the different European traditions.
       
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lolipop 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
good
       
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Hårek 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
gigantes, the turf roof was initially used as extra insulation of the roof due to Norway's cold winters.
       














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