After binge watching this show's first season I've fully realized how comfy we have it not. Seeing that almost all roofs are made of grass and that buildings have no insulation or thickness is crazy. So when did villages start to become recognizable to today's standards?
Age of Colonialism?
Age of Imperialism?
Based mammoth bone huts from Ice age Ukraine.
what the fuck? legit questions are considered bait? what are you some sort of architectural design historian
no thanks I'd rather have a proper timber roof or Mediterranean style tiles. imagine the things living in a thatch roof not to mention the dust
or why Vikings don't have horned helmets XD
>imagine the things living in a thatch roof
>tfw i'm Australian and have had red-back spiders, snakes and larger than pic related in my modern house.
For Australia there are plenty in the eastern coastal cities where the majority of the population resides (i'm the anon you replied to and I'm from Brisbane). Only Crocs are restricted to the far north really. pic related is the range of the second most venomous snake in the world. Had a mate watch one being removed from a train station in the city last week.
Oh so why don't mum and dad have a thatch roof right now?
>actually saying they would prefer something filthy, dusty, prone to infestations
>yea anon you never see people wearing heavier coats in wintertime until the 20th century!
>wood isn't cleaner and more tidy
>I love wind blowing through the cracks in my raggedy wood shack
>successful tv show sucks because King Alfred takes a shit one morning that he didn't IRL so the show is literally shit
>didn't get jerked by mum and dad tonight >:(
Im sure your superior intelligence and medieval knowledge are letting you live life with the most fulfillment
Not at all. It is based on a set of novels by a bretty gud writer of historical fiction that were written long before Vikings was ever made.
It's decent. I'm not quite as enthusiaatic as OP or a couple of other people in this thread but I would give it 7 or 8/10.
During Ottoman times there were no advancements of architecture or civil building techniques on the Balkans. This means that by looking at 18th century houses, we can reasonably imagine how houses would have looked like in the 12th century Balkan Peninsula, and from there relate how they'd look around Europe, in non urbanized areas.
I'll post a couple of images from a village that never had more than 150 people population.
Basically you make a skeleton out of heavy timber, and fill in the gaps with stone or sun baked brick on the lower floor, and fill them in with wicker panels on the top floor.
The roof would be planks, and on top of them seated whatever you call flat bricks in english. Roof tiles?
My dads million dollar summerhouse has thatched roofs. Why do people not use it? It's expensive, and it requires more upkeep if not done right.
Thatched roofs are totally still being done though.
The whole thing would be finished with a plaster of clay on the outside, and thats the only part you really have to repair once a year or so to have your house look nice. Even without repairing it for nearly a century most of those are in okay condition.
On the inside they'd have white plaster, I imagine mixed with quicklime, with some decorative drawings on it.
Typically you'd live on the upper floor, and you'd have a storage place or kitchen on the lower floor, and you'd have the animal and storage buildings placed around the house in such a way as to create a small yard covered from wind on at least 2-3 sides, or completely encircled by your buildings, to keep prying eyes away.
Thats the Balkan style, at least.
This is where the last guy in the village used to live, before he died several years ago at the age of 95.
Lived for years as the only person for tens of kilometers around, only eating his garden produce and drinking his home made alcohol. I wonder how he felt about life.
Anyway, the roofing is visible, this is what historians think was used on the Balkans for most of the middle ages.
>there are people right now that prefer tiles to thatch
Its perfectly fine in rainy countries, you only have to replace the outside plaster once a year or even once every few years.
You have roofs covering more area than the walls circle, so the rain has to fall at a particular angle to hit the walls hard, and even then clay mud mixed with dry grass is pretty solid.
These houses dont just dissolve in water like some people seem to think.