Luxury turf-houses rise in the West

Two families will be opening up a new overnight option for travelers in Biskupstungur in Iceland’s Western Region next year, where they have built ten turf-houses in the style of the Icelandic turf-farms.

Such houses are traditionally made with a foundation of flat stone and a wooden frame which holds the load of turf that is fitted around it in blocks. Icelander’s lived in such houses from the time the first settlers arrived – some even well into the 20th century.

Construction of the turf-houses in Biskupstungur is still ongoing and all the material used is of the highest quality.

According to the owners, guests will enjoy complete privacy as the road to the buildings will be closed for traffick. The houses will only be available for up to 40 guests at a time.

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