“All buildings: big or small, beautiful or ugly, are the spiritualisation of matter” Dean Cavanagh
Thatch roof and stone house, in the Forest- reportedly in Ireland or England , abandoned.
Thatching is the craft of building a roof with dry vegetation matter such as straw, water reed, sedge (Cladium mariscus), rushes, heather, or palm branches, layering the vegetation so as to shed water away from the inner roof. Since the bulk of the vegetation stays dry and is densely packed—trapping air—thatching also functions as insulation. 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 and native materials/matter.
By contrast, in some developed countries it is the choice of some affluent people who desire a rustic look for their home, would like a more ecologically friendly roof, or who have purchased an originally thatched abode.