Hobbit houses we have known: A tour of underground and Earth sheltered houses

L’Anse aux Meadows

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sod house

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1100 years ago, the Vikings built earth sheltered houses in what is now Newfoundland at L’Anse aux Meadows; they dug down a bit into the ground and then built a wood frame over for a roof, which they covered in sod. See more images in Inhabitat.

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