Image from Wikimedia Commons is by Vincent van Zeijst
Image from Flickr is by Stig Nygaard
360o Panoramic View of inside;
Roykstovan in Kirkjubour in Faroe Islands
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Source of info: Wikipedia / Google Books Preview Faroe Islands By James Proctor
Note: I had originally written about this house as "Oldest Wooden House In Europe", however further search on the Internet reveals that it is also the "The Oldest Still Inhabited Wooden House in the World". I have therefore made this fresh post by using text/images from earlier post and adding more information/images in it.
Other Old Houses:
During my search on the Web I came across two other old houses, both of which are claimed to be "The Oldest in Europe". For sake of comparison I am giving few details of these houses also and have also placemarked these in Google Earth. These are;
A small Swedish eldhus (literally "fire house") currently located in the at The Zorn Collections, or Zornsamlingarna, a museum, located in Mora, Sweden. It is claimed to be Oldest Wooden House in Sweden.
- A wooden house known as Bethlehem House (Bethlehem-Haus) in the small village of Schwyz, Switzerland. It is also claimed to be Oldest Wooden House in Europe.
Image from Wikimedia Commons is by T. Axelson
- The Local (Swedish News in English)
Bethlehem House (Bethlehem-Haus), in Schwyz in central Switzerland was built in 1287 and was last occupied till the 1980s. It is a museum now and is claimed to be oldest surviving wooden house in Switzerland/Europe.
Image from Flickr is by Stefan Schuler
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Source of info: swissinfo.ch
Special Note: This post is based on the information currently available on the Web. Due to inherent insulating properties the wooden houses are more comfortable than stone in cold regions and it is possible that there may be other older wooden houses in temperate regions closer to Arctic or in higher regions like Tibet, Ladakh etc. I will be happy if some one can find houses older than these houses.