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Matmata, Tunesia-When "Hotel Sidi Driss" became famous for being chosen for the 1976 movie, "Star Wars," as Luke Skywalkers childhood home on Tatooine, it became famous. Berbers live in this tiny subterranean village, as it keeps them cool in the extreme heat and guards them from the horrendous sandstorms.
Icelandic Turf Houses For over 1,000 years, Iceland has been constructing these turf houses, which blend into the landscape and capitalize on nature's insulation. While similar constructions in Norway, Scotland, Ireland and Greenland were only built by those who couldn't afford anything else, turf houses in Iceland were even built by tribe chiefs.