~This is a re-purposed village. Many of the oak frame wattle & daub cottages in Wherwell, Hampshire, England were built in the early 16th century after Henry VIII disbanded Wherwell Abbey. You can see more cottages from the village at www.naturalhomes.org/wherwell.htm~
Lemme just have my unicorn drop me off at the front door.
Natural Building, a 900 Year Story of Natural Materials - If you ever doubted the use of natural materials to build a home these nine buildings are a testament to its longevity. This is a rubble stone lime mortar thatched cottage built in 1811 in Blaise Hamlet near Bristol, England. The cottage, along with the rest of the hamlet, is owned by the UK's National Trust. #http://naturalhomes.org
Dome Cottages / Toretore Village Sirahama, Wakayama, Japan
Cottage in Chichester, England
In the past people would ‘patch up’ thatch over the years, but the affluent new owners of thatched houses can afford to completely overhaul the roof. Sadly this practice, without thought to the environment, is killing off the now rare thatch moss. The beautiful National Trust tearoom, called Periwinkle, in Selworthy, England has more than 3,000 plants on its thatched roof, which represents the largest known population of thatch moss anywhere in the world. Find out more at…
Barnsley House , England / Posed by. Art,Craft Architecture