Saturday, 17 May 2008
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Two years ago I went to Norway. The country I have loved for so many years, since I came there in 1961. That was before I got married. My husband had the same love for this beaytiful country and we went there first together and later with the children. After my husband died in 1999 I went four times to Norway and stayed there twice with relatives in Lillehammer. My cousin and I went to Røros and here are some photos.
The roofs are made of 7 layers of grass, which is a cheap, but excellent way of insulation. Sometimes we see flowers on the roofs, like the blue flowers on the roof of this little house. The name Grass Roof comes from the architectural concept of the same name. Historians believe the first grass roof house was built some time around 900 BC. The grass roof design really came into its own in Iceland and Scandinavia where natural grasses were often used on structures. Even now grass roofs are becoming more and more popular with people looking for an effective roof covering that provides many benefits over other more modern materials.