little houses of Iceland old and new

Thursday, 23 August 2012

If you have been following my blog for a while you will know my love for little old houses.
Having just returned from a trip around Iceland, I have some Icelandic houses old and new to show you. Hope you find the interiors and exteriors as inspiring as I did.

 Icelandic farmers stayed in these grass covered houses - this one was built in the 1860's, some were still lived in until the 1930's.

 beds for life- they were extendable both width ways and length ways

 The loom was in the attic room

 all the farms had their own church

 bottom was made from stone, and top part was made with peat so very insulated. But they must have got very cold (and dark) in the winter.

 we had hot chocolate and fresh pancakes here, it was soooo beautiful

this man is now in his 80's and still lives there.
 modern houses are painted in beautiful ice cream colours- and mostly made from corrugated aluminium.

some Icelandic tapestry

 Little houses for the little fairy folk
 I love the colours of the paint they used.

 I saw quite a few of these intricate beaded pieces in the churches

 a moden cafe in Reykjavik 


  1. Dear Donna,
    That was so inspiring, thank you!

  2. amazing! i am in love with all the charming details here. thank you for sharing this wonderful part of the world : )

  3. I LOVE!!! Iceland, and definitely want to go there again....It has a very special atmosphere, that I havent found anywhere else yet. Very inspireing pictures, thanks :-)

  4. Lovely set of photos. Very inspirational colors!

  5. Were you in Iceland! Recognized many of the places you were :-)

  6. Very nice...a beautiful journey through time !!

  7. Wow, they are so little and old. What a great source of inspiration. What a great trip. Thanks for sharing your Icelandic photos. I love all the old furniture and the simple and cute trims and colors on the houses and buildings.

  8. This little houses looks wonderful. Glad I came here and saw your fantastic blog. You are very creative also. You did an incredible job. Thank you and keep posting.