Icelandic turf house - starting to grow a small birch tree.

Icelandic Turf House and Cave

turf cabin

sod house, was a corollary to the log cabin during frontier settlement of Canada and the United States. The prairie lacked standard building materials such as wood or stone; however, sod from thickly-rooted prairie grass was abundant.[1] Prairie grass had a much thicker, tougher root structure than modern landscaping grass.

A n z u: Grass roofs I stumbled across this blog with a huge post about grass roofs. And this house looks so out of a fairytale I half expect a unicorn to be nibbling on the bushes. Haha!

Green roof turf houses are big in Iceland - they help insulate the houses from the wind and cold.

Cottage of Norwegian author Else Ronnevig

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Danish house in the Faroe Islands

Grass Roof

turf house, sod house

This one really looks like a hobbit house

on the fjords of Iceland

sustainable home in the desert. off the grid and off the chaaain.

Sod roof houses in Vik, Iceland. love the idea of a green roof, as well as ivy covered exterior walls.

Isba Russian house...love it

Green Roof Design - This green roof design is built on smaller houses, instead of a university like the first one. In this case the grass is growing from the ground sloping up onto the roof giving the house a curved effect.

Norway

Moss and grass on the roof? Big fan. As long as I'm not paying to insure said roof.