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Sod House

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Just beyond the point of the NANA Regional Corporation Building is a museum exhibit of a sod-covered house, the traditional dwelling of the Eskimos. An entrance passage leads to one large room, lit by an off-center skylight. The walls are formed by vertical half-logs; on the exterior is a thick layer of sod. The same materials are applied to the roof, which is supported on two ridgepoles.

Writing Credits

Alison K. Hoagland


What's Nearby


Alison K. Hoagland, "Sod House", [Kotzebue, Alaska], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Alaska, Alison K. Hoagland. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 266-266.

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