This House Is Cute, but Can You Imagine Yourself Living in the Middle of Nowhere?
This "Tiny House On The Prairie" looks to be the only thing on this wide open prairie landscape. The rustic two storey tiny house has a small fenced in area, a front patio and nice wood siding and wood roof. You could imagine a young homesteading family living in this tiny house space with a garden and some animals.
This tiny house on the prairie reminds me of the series of books written by Laura Ingalls Wilder, about her childhood in the Midwest area of the United States during the late 19th century. As a kid I loved these books and the stories that they told. The books talk about the homesteading skills that were used at the time, the harvesting of the sap and the making of maple syrup. In one book they talk about returning home with buckets of syrup, enough to last a year. The stories are an enduring story of homesteading and farm life with the work, duties and events. There are details about birthing a calf, using milk to make butter and cheese, gardening, field work, gathering, hunting and more. The stories also talk about the housework that would have to be done, along with the hunting the father did and how they would smoke meat for the winter. These stories are filled with warmth and the adventure of life on the prairie.
Typically sod houses would be built on the prairies as there were no trees to use. Sod homes came after the log home or log cabin during the frontier settlement of the United States and Canada. This is because the one thing that was abundant in the prairie was the thickly rooted prairie grass. Prairie grass has a much thicker and tougher type of root structure than what you see with modern landscaping grass. To build a sod house you would cut patches of sod into rectangles that were typically about 2 inches by one inch by 6 inches long, and pile them into the walls, building them up. Builders would use a variety of ways to finish the roof. A sod house could have normal windows and doors. When the sod/peat house was completed you would have a well insulated but damp place to live that was very inexpensive to build.
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