Traditional Wooden Shingle Making in Austria


Wooden shingles as a roofing have a long tradition in Austria. There are several designs depending on the regions, and one type is called the "Schieferschindel". Due to its airy setup, it is possible to use less durable wood species for this particular type, but wood quality is still a key factor in shingle production. The roofing shown in the video has lasted for 37 years and is now being replaced by the craftsmen of the Austrian Open-Air Museum Stübing.

Camera Operator: Hischam Momen 
Photographer: Alice Schumacher 
Editors: Hischam Momen & Sebastian Nemestothy