AnderWood Grass Roof

by Kari
(Muscatine, IA)


AnderWood Grass Roof
Anna, Sarah, Ethan & Andrew




Mark was gracious to me when I asked for a grassroof on our new woodshed. I'd seen grassroofs in Norway, even on new houses, and really liked them. They just look so classy and practical. Where else can a goat graze in private?

Well, these aren't goats and they aren't grazing, but Anna, Sarah, Ethan and Andrew enjoyed the sunshine on Sarah's last day before leaving for Volda, Norway, where she'll be working on our cousin, Ragnar Aarflot's farm for six weeks as a part of her agricultural training.

The roof took some doing and lots of research but it came off nicely. In Norway the hardware stores are filled with the right layers for such things. Cousin Kai Bue, from Stavanger, spent much time with me explaining how these things were made and getting me samples of the correct building material to use....although, these things weren't available here in Muscatine...yet.

I loved the open air museum in Alesund, Norway with the many old-timey Norwegian cottages and their grassroofs....and now we have our own.

When I go out the back basement door of our house to the woodpile, I often think of Norway...and now I will even more so.

Enjoy my cousin, Anne Greta's website about her native Norway here.

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Grass Roof
by: William Jack

Grass roof concept has been vanished, nowadays people don't use grass roof but shocking thing is that in Norway its still use by the people on their roof.

The idea is great
by: Benney

The idea is great to enjoy the natural air on green grass roof.The roof took some doing and lots of research but it came off nicely. In Norway the hardware stores are filled with the right layers for such things.
I love your post. It's really great and attractive.

Daisys on the roof
by: Diane V.

I think some daisys would look nice up there and some colorful ground cover. Having fun?

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