A beautiful thatched roof just up the road from where we are. How wonderful to see it is still used.
A thatched roof can last 50 years! Since a new layer is often put over the old layer, the roof can be 7 1/2 inches thick. The thatch acts as wonderful insulation keeping the house warm in winter and cool in summer. And, it is very eco friendly, if not an expensive way to roof your home today. The iron is that it was originally the roofing material of the poor!
To me it looks like a piece of living, working art.