Sunday, February 25, 2007

Random Thatched Roof

So I was roaming Leicester one day and I happened upon a "cottage" with what appeard to be a very moldy roof. Now everything in england has moss, but this had an unusual amount. Look carefully, its got a thatched roof.

According to the nice old lady in the purple coat, this house is just lived in by a random family (it is not a museum) and it looks really nice in summer when the flowers bloom (expect followup blog). Until a few years ago there was an identical house right next to it, oh well. Can't say for sure how old this one is but a waterspout on the side dates back to 1767, and it looks like it came with the house

Here is the cottage from another view, because its just that cool.

Here is a closeup of the thatches in case you don't believe me.

I personaly wouldn't want to live in a house with a thatched roof because I'd be afraid of burning down like a village from Warcraft II. Would you want to live under a thatched roof???


  1. Judging by Warcraft II, thatched roofs only burn down after green men run up and repeatedly hit the building with axes. Also thatched roof buildings can burn indefinitely at the same rate, before you send the peasant over to fix them. They're like the burning bush: They burn but don't get consumed by the flames. So they are actually safer. It's the thatched roofless goldmines that explode without warning.

  2. I see, so I had better not live in a Goldmine then. Thanks,

  3. Let's just say living in a goldmine implies a Danger of Death

  4. I lived in a thatched cottage for a couple of years. Lots of spiders!