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Traditional Hungarian countryside village house with geraniums #Hungary

Traditional Hungarian countryside village house with geraniums #Hungary

Ireland..... Galway

Ireland..... Galway

reed roof and straw bale walls...I would have to color those bales!

reed roof and straw bale walls...I would have to color those bales!

Living on the Edge - Arjen Reas

Living on the Edge / Arjen Reas

Living on the Edge - Arjen Reas

Lowimpact.org - thatching Learn the ancient skill of roofing your home with natural, biodegradable and beautiful reeds or straw.

Lowimpact.org - thatching Learn the ancient skill of roofing your home with natural, biodegradable and beautiful reeds or straw.

This is a Chaumière (cottage) near Rouen in France. Traditionally the thatched roof is topped with a bed of clay where iris are planted. The roots, or rather rhizomes, of the iris helps to mesh together the reed ends in the thatch and remov  e excess moisture from the ridge. Normandy chaumière often have a flint foundation with half-timbered walls with torchis (French cob) [http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torchis] on laths (wattle) as the infill.

This is a Chaumière (cottage) near Rouen in France. Traditionally the thatched roof is topped with a bed of clay where iris are planted. The roots, or rather rhizomes, of the iris helps to mesh together the reed ends in the thatch and remov e excess moisture from the ridge. Normandy chaumière often have a flint foundation with half-timbered walls with torchis (French cob) [http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torchis] on laths (wattle) as the infill.

One of Britain's last schools with a thatched roof is spruced up for new term after replacement reeds were put in during holidays

One of Britain's last schools with a thatched roof is spruced up for new term after replacement reeds were put in during holidays


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