Added by on 2017-04-24

The traditional Scandinavian sod roof dates back at least 1,200 years but birch bark as a moisture protecting material has been successfully used for at least 5000 years in various types of shelter construction in the northern hemisphere. The name “Sod Roof” simply refers to its visual material that consists of peat with grass growing on it (called sod or turf). However, the material that performs the most essential task (water proofing) has historically always consisted of birch bark. This Norwegian instruction video takes you through the process from how to harvest, drying, storing and finally applying the birch bark sheets on a roof with sod (turf). Video Rating: / 5 Related PostsGreen Roof Log House, Traditional Scandinavian HomeArtificial Grass AirDrain Drainage Roof Top Balcony Turf Pro Solutions 1OptigrBYE BYE to traditional outdoor farming as new indoor farm is 100 times more productive than fields!Recurrent droughts threatening traditional way of lifeShipping container house – Green roof

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4 Comments

  • MrFrogmasterG 2 months ago

    Can someone add subtitles in english? Please?

  • Grayhand 2 months ago

    Excellent video. I always wanted to see the process. Pretty straight forward. The amazing thing was the old roofs they were fixing the bark that was under another layer looked in really good shape just the exposed edge had rotted.

  • MCToolhead 2 months ago

    doesnt that kill the tree?

  • SerJahPhoto 2 months ago

    Thanks for sharing. Invaluable resource.