Impossibly Beautiful Houses with Grass Roofs in the Faroe Islands
Who does not like the hobbit-esque grass roofs of the Faroe Islands? I for one couldn’t stop myself from trying to photograph as many of them as I could.
Our guide in Tórshavn (Sámal Bláhamar) explained that turf roofs are more expensive than the regular alternative – and to an extent they are about showing one’s wealth in an obtuse way.
Grass roofs have Viking origins and provide natural insulation – trapping heat in winter, and keeping the home cool in summer.