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Have you ever wonder how an isolated community, living in harsh conditions, without an easy access to metal goods would build their homes?

Turf Houses are an integral part of the Nordic culture of Iceland. Although similar architectural tradition has been seen in other nordic regions such as Norway, Scotland, Ireland, Greenland, the Faroe Islands and the Great Plains of North America throughout time, Icelanders used this technique for a considerable amount of time - from the 9th to the 20th century! The historic records show that up until the 19th century, 50% of the Icelandic population was ...

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