The seaweed roofs on Læsø
The seaweed houses on Læsø shows a very special building style, which is not found anywhere else in the world, and like Læsø Saltworks, they contain a fantastic story. The background for the seaweed roofs on Læsø is that the island did not even have straw or wood. On the other hand, eelgrass and stranding timber could be found on the beach and used for roofs and half-timbering for the houses. As the men were often away from the island to sail or fish, the seaweed roofs were largely the women's project. Today, the pliers work is carried out by Læsø's pliers and roofers, who continuously restore the unique and beautiful seaweed roofs.