Thatched Houses

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(English version at the end of the page)

Aqui no Reino Unido, principalmente no interior, onde moro, eh muito comum vermos casas com telhado de palha, o famoso Thatched Roof.

A primeira impressao que da eh que sao casas saidas das historias infantis, como Alice in Wonderland, por exemplo.

Alice

Source: Walt Disney

Os Thatched Cottages como as chamamos aqui sao extremamente caras justamente por causa de seus telhados.

A tecnica de thatching eh tradicional e geralmente eh um “skill” passado de pai para filho.

Muitas dessas casas ou cottages tambem recebem o apelido de “chocolate boxes” porque lembram as casas que ilustram as tampas das caixas de chocolate.

Se quiserem saber mais sobre a tecnica, sugiro dar uma olhada no YouTube pois tem varias videos legais la 😉

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Thatched Roof a esquerda / Thatched roof on the left

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Chocolate Box Selfie

English Version:

Here in the UK, especially in the countryside where I live, it’s very common to find houses with a roof made of straw, the famous Thatched Roof.

The first impression we have is that these are houses that come out of children’s books, like Alice in Wonderland for instance.

The Thatched cottages are extremely expensive mainly due to their roofs.

The thatching technique is usually a skill that passes on from father to son.

Many of these houses or cottages are also known as “chocolate boxes” because they resemble those houses that illustrate many chocolate boxes.

If you want to know more about this technique, I suggest you have a look on YouTube as there are loads of cool videos there 😉

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Thatched roof in the New Forest

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Thatched roof in the New Forest

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About claudiarant

Brazilian-born, British citizen and married to a Brit. I moved to the UK in 2011 and I decided to share my experiences, curiosities, challenges here so I hope you enjoy your reading. I'm an Industrial Designer a Language Teacher and a keen cyclist ;) Nascida no Brasil, cidada Britanica e marido britanico. Me mudei para o Reino Unido em 2011 e decidi compartilhar aqui minhas experiencias, curiosidades e desafios entao espero que curtam a leitura. Sou desenhista industrial e professora de idiomas (Ingles e Portugues para estrangeiros) e ciclismo eh minha nova paixao. View all posts by claudiarant

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