Green grassy roofs of Norwegians

Green grassy roofs of Norwegians


From centuries the natives of Norway have already been doing very much for environment by making eco friendly homes. They make roof with turf, which works good for insulation. Since 2000, every year people are awarded for best green roof in Scandinavia, Norway by the board of the Scandinavian Green Roof Association. Turf roofs is a tradition in Norway that you can see all around.

Green grassy roofs of Norwegians


Roofs in Scandinavia have probably been covered with birch bark and sod since prehistory. During the Viking and Middle Ages most houses had sod roofs. In rural areas sod roofs were almost universal until the beginning of the 18th century. Tile roofs, which appeared much earlier in towns and on rural manors, gradually superseded sod roofs except in remote inland areas during the 19th century. Corrugated iron and other industrial materials also became a threat to ancient traditions. But just before extinction, the national romantics proclaimed a revival of vernacular traditions, including sod roofs. A new market was opened by the demand for mountain lodges and holiday homes. At the same time, open air museums and the preservation movement created a reservation for ancient building traditions. From these reservations, sod roofs have begun to reappear as an alternative to modern materials.

Green grassy roofs of Norwegians

Green grassy roofs of Norwegians

Green grassy roofs of Norwegians

Green grassy roofs of Norwegians

Green grassy roofs of Norwegians

Green grassy roofs of Norwegians

Green grassy roofs of Norwegians

Green grassy roofs of Norwegians

Green grassy roofs of Norwegians

Green grassy roofs of Norwegians

Green grassy roofs of Norwegians



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