The Sami (indigenous skandinavian) Goahti (turf home)

These are the building stages of a Sami (indigenous skandinavians) arch-beamed Goahti (turf home). This one was built for the International Indigenous Festival, Riddu in Samuelsberg, Norway. The frame is made from birch roundwood pegged together with wood; no nails are used. Poles of roundwood are laid against the frame, pegged and covered with overlapping sheets of birch bark which are kept in place by layers of turf stacked against the sloping walls.

 

http://naturalhomes.org/turfhouse.htm

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