Gallery: Iceland’s Cozy Green-Roofed Turf Houses are Countryside Cabins...


If you’re planning to visit Iceland, bring a coat (or several!) – situated just south of the Arctic Circle, the Nordic country has a frigid climate. With winter temperatures in the negative double digits, and blistering glacial winds and dust storms, it’s called Iceland for a reason. The locals have spent centuries adapting to these challenging conditions, and their super smart green-roofed turf houses are some of the coolest looking hillside homes we’ve seen. Built with the simplest of natural materials, the turf house is a warm and cozy escape from the chilly countryside.

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1 Comment

  1. casc December 9, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    These tidbits of info are nice but I wish you would go more in depth featuring interiors and construction

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