Added by on 2016-03-26

Traditionally, birch bark would be used as the roof covering, the grass or sod was initially just to prevent the bark blowing away. However the grass provided heat insulation as well. Living in Ireland, access to good quality, large sheets of birch bark is pretty much impossible. Thus the use of roofing mineral felt. Thanks for watching. Video Rating: / 5 Related PostsMaking a simple green or grass roof on log cabin playhouseLog cabin with grass roofLog cabin with grass roof (sustainable and energy efficient)259 Grasses growing on the eco roof of the cabin logSustainable Micro Straw Bale Cabin with Passive Solar Green RoofCogon Grass Roof


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  • Blast The Nigerian Prince 1 year ago

    im norwegian i see this many times and it looks amazing i see it all the time in movies about old stories like askeladen from when my grandama's mom was young

  • julie r 1 year ago

    What is the blue thing at 1:331:35? And what is the purpose of the ladder shown at 1:38?

  • bg147 1 year ago

    You will have a heck of a time getting the lawn mower up there.

  • HARKSING546 1 year ago

    No music that video sucks

  • luxuryloghomes 1 year ago

    Grass roofs are indeed cost effective way getting a roof. That's why it is called a living roof. Rainwater is absorbed into the soil rather than released into the drains. Amazing ayt?!