Thursday 8 December 2016

Stone house at Sumburgh, Shetland

Just had a closer look at one of the stone houses found everywhere around in Shetland. It looks nearly fully made from stone, even the roof tiles. I guess this way of building became popular because the type of rocks found on Shetland is particularly suitable for stacking and stonemasonary, it splits neatly on smaller flat blocks, it doesn't have very high density and its found everywhere around.

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