Turf Houses: Iceland’s Original ‘Green’ Buildings – Feature for the BBC

Journey far enough into the northwest of Iceland and you come to a place beyond the volcanic rock: a green, fertile corner home to a fascinating legacy. For centuries – ever since Iceland was first settled, in fact, and until the mid-20th century – people here have lived in houses made out of grass and earth. Homes were built like this, schools were built like this, churches were even built like this.

For this feature, I take a trip on the long and lonely road to Glaumbaer in Northwest Iceland to discover more about Iceland’s legacy of turf structures for the BBC:

Turf Houses: Iceland’s Original Green Buildings

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