They may look like something straight from the movie The Hobbit, but sod houses are unique earth homes with their own definition ofd04ab3d33b033b178a96ae7e113d553c curb appeal. Sod houses made their mark on multiple continents throughout the last few centuries, providing shelter to America’s early pioneers and Canadian prairie dwellers. At the time, trees were unavailable to construct sturdy shelter, so pioneers had to result to the turf of the land and literally build their homes using the ground.

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