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Viking Homes

The Vikings lived in simple homes. One main, low room. The animals were kept close by. They even had outdoor bathrooms! Some of the wealthy ones had huge wooden beds. They had chairs for their babies. They hung things on pegs and put them in trunks. They had long tables. Rich homes even had fancy glassware from trading. Important possessions were kept locked in huge wooden trunks. Clothes were hung on pegs and fireplaces kept the house warm.

The Vikings were farmers when the climate allowed. Some raised cattle, sheep, chickens and ducks. They would use these for food and bartering. They made butter and cheese. Others who could not raise animals for food hunted deer, seals and fished.

They must have known something about beekeeping as they traded honey for things they needed or wanted. The house graphic will show you a picture of a Viking farm you can print out and color.