Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Norway's Turf Roofs











While the intention is purely practical, there is something about the grass roofs of Norway that remind me of a fairy-tale fantasy.

For hundreds of years now, many houses in Norway have installed turf roofs to provide good insulation and help stabilise the home under its weight. It kind of makes the recent trend in vertical living gardens look old hat, don't you think it?!

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13 comments:

  1. It really looks incredible:)
    I heard about it from a friend a while back but to see the photos is just so cool:)
    It really looks like a hat
    Have a great morning,sweetie

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  2. Gah! I love these and all turf roofs! Thatched too!

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  3. oh i would love to visit norway!
    i love the first pic with not just grass but trees as well!

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  4. These look fascinating to me and yes, they definitely have that fantasy book charm.:D

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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  5. Oh wow!! That is just awesome. I too am fascinated. Totally fairy-tale like. What an amazing part of the world, so unaffected and simple. I'd love to escape there for a few months... Pruxxx

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  6. No way, this can't be possible! It is so beautiful!

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  7. ok thats it. im moving to norway!! : )

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  8. I wonder if I could get that kind of greenery happening on my roof. I love the first house with the tall trees! It looks like the garden is pushing the house down into the ground. I wonder if the roots are slowing forcing their way through the ceiling. Wow, this is a great post. Thank you for sharing it!

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  9. very beautiful...a meadow on your roof...I envision wild flowers in the summer time.....

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  10. love all those roofs. . .I am into windows but I may be now into roofs!!

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