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  1. I have just finished watching ‘Timeteam’ where they constructed a thatched roundhouse as part of the archeology programme…it was awesome…they look very livable…

  2. Is humor allowed here? People have been asking me if the roof leaks. Well, not yet. I run to the roundhouse and look after every major rain (it’s the beginning of rainy season here). So far so good… except for one time…

    I looked down and was surprised to see a wet spot on the floor. I said something like “look the roof leaked’. Everyone laughed and said “no, it was your dog! Brownie, Brownie.”

    • At first we wanted to use clay tiles for roofing, but the cost was too high. Then we looked into wooden shakes at about 1/3 the cost. That was still costly. The $100 cost for thatch is like music to my ears. We’re laughing all the way to the bank, like they say. And it proves what I’ve known for a long time — that it’s possible to build for $10/sq. ft. using natural materials.

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