A storytelling room inspired by Norwegian Sami turf huts


This is a place to play and sit around an open fire listening to Norwegian fairy tales. Kindergarten kids in Norway stay outdoors all the time and only go indoors in the winter if the temperature falls below -10C (14F). This story room is at Skjermveien Barnehage (kindergarten) in Trondheim, Norway. It was built on a small budget using leftover materials from a nearby construction site. It was inspired by Norwegian turf huts.


The story room is 80 circles each made from 24 pieces of pine separated by oak sticks. You can see more pictures on the architect's website at www.hza.no.


Norway is not the only country with a storytelling heritage. You can also find a naturally built storytelling rooms in Wales.