Replica sod house in Tompkins, Saskatchewan. Even if it was a replica I had to stop. How often do you get to see a sod house? I stopped here on August 10, 2017 on an impromptu road trip.
A sod house was the first home for many settlers until you could get something better. The sign out front said to come in and sign the guest book.
It was small and cramped and not a straight line in the place. Places like this were home to many. They were probably warm since the walls are pretty thick. Your house would have natural camouflage as it would blend into the landscape. I wonder if anyone ever "lost" their house . . .
I had relatives that still used a water dipper many years ago. I have drank from one of these.
Solar and wind powered clothesline and privy outside.