In the past, people were not interested in the fact that the house had parquet, a loggia, underfloor heating and metal-plastic windows. The main thing is to have a roof over your head and a place where you can meet with the whole family, eat, sleep and not depend on the weather. The needs were very simple, the availability of materials minimal, and the men and women built traditional homes with beautiful aesthetics in mind.
Today we have prepared for you a selection of the most unusual houses from different countries of the world.
Turf houses, Iceland
These houses are built of peat bricks, which are placed on wooden structures. For this reason, grass and moss grow on the walls and the roof, which makes these accommodations fit perfectly into the Icelandic landscape.
Cave houses, Turkey
In the Göreme Valley, in central Turkey, the landscape is made up of strange rock formations often called “fairy chimneys”.
Although they don’t look very hospitable, but thousands of years ago people dug caves here for shelter. Inside they were connected by tunnels and whole cave cities were created. In these shelters they hid from wars and persecutions.
Yurts, Central Asia
Although yurts are associated with Mongolia, they are abundant in Central Asia, Romania and Hungary.
pueblo homes, southwestern united states
These houses are built of sun-dried gray bricks (brick is a mixture of sand, water and straw or grass) and the roof is wooden. The walls are very thick and it protects well from the heat.
As a rule, such houses have several floors, and the roof serves as a terrace for the next one. To reach the upper levels, special exterior wooden stairs are being prepared.
These houses are built dry, with limestone or tuff, they have very thick walls, which is why it is not possible to create them with several floors. Therefore, they are more like rural houses.
Stone house, Ireland
These are traditional Irish houses, built from locally produced stone. The floors were usually rammed earth or stone, depending on the materials people had at the time of construction.
In the center of the house was a large fireplace or hearth.
Rondwell/Round Houses, Lesotho, Africa
These houses were built from natural materials and were temporary shelters for hunting.