Tatev Monastery is situated near the village of the same name in part of Zangezur--ancient Syunik in Armenia. The monastery was founded in the ninth century in place of a tabernacle well-known in ancient times... ~ Old Moss Woman's Secret Garden
Iceland's Cozy Green-Roofed Turf Houses are Countryside Cabins Built Into the Earth
sod house, was a corollary to the log cabin during frontier settlement of Canada and the United States. The prairie lacked standard building materials such as wood or stone; however, sod from thickly-rooted prairie grass was abundant. Prairie grass had a much thicker, tougher root structure than modern landscaping grass.