Only a few Vikings lived in towns while the majority lived in country longhouses. The longhouses had one room with wood walls and a turf covered roof. In places like Iceland , where there weren't many trees, walls were built of peat blocks with wood planks placed on the inside. Benches for sitting and sleeping were common around walls. They were covered in furs, skins, and cloths for warmth and comfort. Beds were only found in wealthier houses. A fire in the center of the room was the main source of light and heat. A hole cut out of the ceiling let the smoke escape. Wooden chests were used for storage of furs, blankets, and other houshold goods.



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