Great Plains Soddies Sod School, Wyoming, location unidentified The cantilevering of the walls outward in the photograph is not necessarily from structural weakness. It protects the lower portion of the walls from erosion in rain.
The Settlement Era brought European and black immigrants to the Great Plains where native tribes lived. Nebraska Studies is a resource for teachers, students & adults interested in history, geography & culture.
inside a sod house - Anna and Franklin Joy improved their sod home by plastering the walls, shingling the roof, and building a wooden addition that doubled its size. Their coal burning stove—along with these tools—was located in the sod part of the house.