Grass homes, or torfbaeir in Icelandic, were constructed mostly of flat stones, wood, turf, and soil. To begin, a wooden frame would be constructed, considerably reducing the demand for wood. The turf would then be placed down, generally in a herringbone pattern and in two layers to seal the insulation. The frame would then be covered with sod. If nails were used to fasten the frame together, these would be removed before covering with grass seed.
The reason houses in Iceland are made of grass is because stone is very difficult to come by here. Also, wood is expensive to transport over long distances when building boats, houses, and carts. Finally, soil is used instead; it's easy to get, doesn't cost much, and works well as a heat insulator.
There are several varieties of grass used in construction of houses in Iceland, including meadow grass, wheat grass, rye grass, barley grass, oat grass, tail-hair grass, linden tree moss, and polypody fungus. Each variety has its own characteristics that make it suitable for certain applications. For example, meadow grass is soft and tends to grow longer, making it useful for padding inside shoes but not for roofing because it would leak under pressure. Wheat grass is more resistant to rain than meadow grass and so can be used instead, but it won't grow as high and may need to be cut regularly.
They had foundations and were made of wood, wattle, and daub (a mixture of manure, clay, mud, and hay stuck to sticks). They were occasionally fashioned of stones. Straw was used to make the roofing. The walls would be about 3 feet high and hide their occupants from intruders.
Mesolithic people lived in Europe from about 8500 BC to about 4500 BC.
They were followed by the Neolithic period about 4000 BC when farmers started growing crops such as wheat and barley instead of hunting for themselves. About 3000 BC another new kind of person came on the scene: builders began using stone to create buildings, including monuments, and control water. These are called the Stone Age people.
About 2000 BC a new kind of house appeared in what is now Germany. It was built out of wood and covered with clay. The rooms inside the house were also made of wood. There were no windows or doors. Smoke from the fire escaped through holes cut in the roof.
These are called longhouses. There were usually one or two rooms at the end next to the smoke hole. The rest of the house was one large room open on three sides. A ladder led up to a platform where you could sleep.
People started building their own houses around 1000 BC.
The majority of Greenlandic homes are traditional gable-roofed timber structures. Most structures have lasted well due to the combined impacts of tradition, malleability, and a long-established supply route from Denmark. However, modern buildings are now appearing on the market.
There are also a large number of tents used for living quarters during summer months when ice caps melt and rivers flow free. These tent cities often contain several thousand people who come together to build new lives as they try to find work in the small fishing industry or go looking for better jobs in Europe or North America.
Greenland has one of the highest rates of electricity usage per capita in the world. This is mainly because there's a lot of cold that needs heating at night, so most houses have roofs covered in asphalt tiles or metal sheets which heat up when sunlight hits them. The resulting hot air is drawn into houses through open doors and windows. Each year, nearly all Greenlanders travel by plane to reach distant parts of the country for work or school. The need for transport means that people live near where they work or go to school, so there are many small towns with streets full of similar houses.
In 2016, around 56,000 people lived in Greenland, making it the least populous autonomous territory of Europe.
Traditional Romanian dwellings are mostly composed of wood. Depending on availability, the timber frames contain a variety of infill materials ranging from dirt with straw to mud bricks and wattle and daub. In wealthier homes metal or concrete may be used instead.
In modern times most buildings are built using concrete. However, some housing estates in large cities such as Bucharest still use timber frames due to lack of land and building materials after World War II.
People usually build their own house. But if they cannot afford it, then they will live in a house built by someone else. There are many types of houses in Romania, but most people like to live in a house that has two floors and a garage. Sometimes people build more than one floor, but this depends on the family size and the money they have.
In Europe, most houses are built with wood. In fact, Europe is known as the world's leader in wood construction. The Romanians also use wood, but they use lots of it. A typical European-style house would use about 50% less wood than a traditional Romanian house.
Most houses in Romania are owned by someone who rented it. In fact, this is common in many countries around the world. When you rent a house, you usually get a key to enter the property and use its facilities.