Added by on 2016-04-13

Here is a slideshow of the grass roof on the log cabin playhouse. 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. Related PostsMaking a shed living/ green roof for £25 (shed, garage, lean too, man cave, cabin) part 1 the beforeMowing a GRASS ROOF on a Norwegian cabin – Klippe gresset på hyttetakdesign a simple house with a green roofBuild Green House With Grass Roof In Very Deep JungleGrass Roof – Making Connections at ARUGreen Taxi: grass on roof

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6 Comments

  • Jesse Green 4 years ago

    You sound doped out in the beginning.

  • Gabe Powers 4 years ago

    The secret is in the steep pitch of the roof.

  • AntiRellik 4 years ago

    I like this idea! What exactly is the black thing covering the wood under the rocks and grass? And does it grow allright? Thanks!

  • luxuryloghomes 4 years ago

    Turf roof! Grass roofs are the simplest option and do not even require mowing – unless you hanker after a bowling green finish! Very eco-friendly.

  • Random Film... 4 years ago

    Hi,

    It's been a particularly rainy summer and winter here in Ireland, and it's always wet here lol !

    The roof has remained bone dry, absolutely 100% . The run off appears to be minimised by the grass soaking up the majority. We just drilled some large holes as per the video, and put loads of pebbles at the base of the bottom support, It runs of quite nicely.

    Glad you like it, and this was a real cheap option!!!

  • Paul Pellicci 4 years ago

    Liked your video. I have a cabin in the woods with a roof problem…Racoons on top getting in, etc. I want to put a grass roof on it and have been looking on options. Most are very expensive, but your idea opens up a better option. How is it working and what do you do with the runoff….?