Hilt of a Viking Sword C, Hedeby, Denmark. Weapons and armour were huge status symbols. Vikings gave their ornate swords names like Legbiter but when a warrior died in battle his sword was ritually killed too – bent double, and interred with him.
I like the idea of a water wheel recirculating water to and from the creek to produce power when solar is not producing: Water wheel producing 24 kw power/day on 20 cm of running water (pending the building site can accommodate this
Wouldn't it be great to have a hobbit hole door coming out of your house! I would love to build a house on a hill and have a secret "hobbit hole" coming out of my basement! The Hobbit/Lord of The Rings or better yet, make it a play house for the kids.
Borgund stave church located in Borgund, Norway is the best preserved of Norways 28 extant stave churches. This wooden church, probably built in the end of the century, has not changed structure or had a major reconstruction since the date it was built.
Stenar Ales is a megalithic stone circle in southern Sweden. The monument is believed to be built in the sixth century on an earlier site, and is the oldest, most famous megalithic formation in Viking culture.
Viking ring fort and settlement, the Shetland Islands, Jarlshof, Scotland. It has been described as "one of the most remarkable archaeological sites ever excavated in the British Isles". It contains remains dating from 2500 BCE up to the century CE.