Old School / new
In my travels I some times come across things that make me smile. This time I rode past this house that had just been finished, and if you look at it you’ll see a modern house built with ancient building materials; brick walls covered by a thatched roof. The beauty of this construction method is that brick lasts hundreds of years and the thatched roof last 60-80 years, about a human life span. Besides only having to re-roof your house once in a life time, the 6-8 inch layer of the roof provides excelent insulation, leaving the entire attic available for living space. Just something to be learned from the past.