What is another word for sod house?

Pronunciation: [sˈɒd hˈa͡ʊs] (IPA)

A sod house or "soddy" is a type of house made by stacking blocks of soil, typically cut from the ground, to form the walls and roof. It is an ancient type of house, commonly used in the Great Plains of North America, especially during the 19th century settler era. Synonyms for sod house include "turf house," "earth house," "dirt house," or simply "sod dwelling." These names are mostly interchangeable and give an idea of the building's material and construction method. Sod houses were cost-efficient, provided excellent insulation during harsh winters, and were typically quite resilient. Today, they are mostly used as tourist attractions and historical landmarks.

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  • But Nebraska was not always a bed of roses. When the first settlers arrived, they found a harsh, unforgiving place, a vast treeless expanse of barren, drought-parched soil. And so, summoning up the dynamic pioneer spirit of hope and steely determination, they left. But a few of them remained and built sod houses, which are actually made of dirt. Think about that. You can't a sod house, because it would be . The early settlers had a hell of a time getting this through to their children. "You kids stop tracking dirt out of the house!" they'd yell.
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