Not a House but a Home

A Sami family in Norway around 1900.

What more do you need? Really? I love these simple homes. I suspect we, as a species, have spent much of our past in shelter little different than this. As an archaeologist, I can say that we actually discover relatively few “houses” on what are otherwise clear archaeological sites.  A dwelling like the lavvu above can be built almost anywhere on earth, moves easily and leaves virtually no trace once removed.
A man, his reindeer, and lavvu.

This looks like a “go-to” design for simple shelter that can be made almost anywhere with just an axe and some sort of cover material.


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