Thatching is the craft of building a roof with dry vegetation such as straw, water reed, sedge, rushes or heather, layering the vegetation so as to shed water away from the inner roof. It is a very old roofing method and has been used in both tropical and temperate climates. Thatch is still employed by builders in developing countries, usually with low-cost, local vegetation.
But the aesthetics of Thatched houses is still undeniable for many people so that they occur also in wealthier countries. Thanks to our gallery your might better understand why so many love this old roofing method.