Icelandic Turf House - Ceramic Decor House Figurine
Icelandic Turf House - Ceramic Decor House Figurine
Icelandic Turf House - Ceramic Decor House Figurine
Icelandic Turf House - Ceramic Decor House Figurine

Icelandic Turf House - Ceramic Decor House Figurine

€16.90

The Icelandic turf houses were the product of a difficult climate, offering superior insulation compared to buildings solely made of wood or stone, and the relative difficulty in obtaining other construction materials in sufficient quantities.

30% of Iceland was forested when it was settled (save the Highlands), with forests of birch trees. Oak was the preferred timber for building Norse halls in Scandinavia, but native birch had to serve as the primary framing material on the remote island. However, Iceland did have a large amount of turf that was suitable for construction. Some structures in Norway had turf roofs, so the notion of using this as a building material wasn't alien to many settlers.

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Size and weight.

Height: approx. 37 mm mm
Length: approx. 86 mm
Width: approx. 36 mm

Weight: approx. 91 gramms
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