måndag 27 februari 2012

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"Once, the craft of turf house building was widespread in Iceland. Farmers built and maintained their own homes and passed the skill down through the generations. These days the traditional art of turf house construction survives only in the hands of a few. Nobody inhabits the turf houses of Iceland any more, although some are still used for storage and outhouses. But the future looks bright: an increasing need for ecologically sound building materials means that interest in the turf houses, along with earth shelters in general, has increased in recent times. Perhaps one day the artisan skill of building turf houses will be in demand again, and an increasing number of rural environments will come to resemble the Iceland of ages past."

Environmental Graffiti om isländska torvhus.