The Zen of Living under a Green Roof

This "Old Tiny House Made Of Peat" looks just like part of the forest, with its rustic green roof and sod/peat bottom it looks just like a hobbit could walk out! This old tiny house made of peat is adorable with green wood used on top of the sod, and with tiny red rimmed windows, it really is a magical little cabin.

It would be so fun to own a unique tiny house like this. I would love to see inside, I would imagine there isn't much light, but it is cosy inside, with a place to build a fire as evidenced by the chimney on the roof. The location is also especially nice with lots of trees and surrounded by nature. This would be a place that kids would just love to spend time, a good education for them, and a way to get out of the city and all the technology that goes along with it. Typically you would expect a sod/peat house to be in the prairies, but this adorable sod house fits perfectly into its location.

A green or living roof has many purposes when used for a building or tiny house, they can help with absorbing rainwater, creating a habitat for wildlife, providing insulation, and they can also help decrease stress in people because they are so aesthetically pleasing, they also can help to lower the urban air temperature.

You will find many tiny homes around the world that usually define the place in which they are built. This is true of peat/sod tiny homes that would usually be built in the prairies as they lacked the usual building materials such as wood and stone. Sod homes came after the log home or log cabin during the frontier settlement of the United States and Canada. This is because the one thing that was abundant in the prairie was the thickly rooted prairie grass. Prairie grass has a much thicker and tougher type of root structure than what you see with modern landscaping grass. To build a sod house you would cut patches of sod into rectangles that were typically about 2 inches by one inch by 6 inches long, and pile them into the walls, building them up. Builders would use a variety of ways to finish the roof. A sod house could have normal windows and doors. When the sod/peat house was completed you would have a well insulated but damp place to live that was very inexpensive to build. Sod houses would require regular maintenance and were susceptible to rain damage. Stucco or wood panels could be used to protect the outer walls, with plaster or canvas often being used to line the interior walls.

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