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Borger, Netherlands | This is a reproduction of the kind of house that would have been around about 5,000 years ago in Drenthe. It is fully constructed of natural materials including mud, wood and a straw thatched roof.

Borger, Netherlands | This is a reproduction of the kind of house that would have been around about 5,000 years ago in Drenthe. It is fully constructed of natural materials including mud, wood and a straw thatched roof.

The reconstructed viking house at Trelleborg Viking Fortress... I've been here and it's AMAZING.

Although there were other designs, this is the typical viking house design called the Trelleborg House. This is a reconstruction of the Trelleborg Houses found at the Trelleborg Viking Fortress near Slagelse in Denmark.

Dutch on the world - Het dak van de buren is altijd groener

The green roof design on the small cabins featured here is way ahead of its time -- in some cases, centuries ahead!

A New Book Examines the Art of Breathing Life Into Forgotten Architecture - Photo 2 of 16 - Located in Zutzendorf, Alsace, France, this traditional suburban Alsatian home was reworked by Gens Architects into a contemporary version of an architectural typology—which is anything but conventional.

A New Book Examines the Art of Breathing Life Into Forgotten Architecture

This suburban Alsatian home was reworked into a contemporary version by Gens Architects Photo 3 of 17 in A New Book Examines the Art of Breathing Life Into Forgotten.

Grass, black, red. Best idea ever.

Demeter Cabin, but not black /// Foliage covered green roof in Kirkjubøur, a photo from Faroe Islands. (via atlandsend)

A round granary with staddle stones in Ireland

Staddle stones were originally used to raise barns and granaries off the ground. This kept mice and other vermin away, as they couldn't climb past the staddle stone caps.

Oude riet bij Buitenpost (www.toonbeeldbank.nl)

Oude riet bij Buitenpost (www.toonbeeldbank.nl)

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Sod house-neat greenhouse idea, small house by the beach or cold storage room

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