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This oak frame thatched building is almost 600 years old. It's the town hall (Mairie) of Saint Sulpice de Grimbouville in France. It was originally built in the nearby town of Selles, 12Km away, in 1420 by English carpenters during the Hundred Years War.  Get a taste of natural living on the Natural Homes Timeline www.naturalhomes.org/timeline.htm

This oak frame thatched building is almost 600 years old. It's the town hall (Mairie) of Saint Sulpice de Grimbouville in France. It was originally built in the nearby town of Selles, away, in 1420 by English carpenters during the Hundred Years War.

This is one of Iceland's 18th century fishing stations [Pinit and find in on Google maps via www.naturalhomes.org/timeline/fishingstation.htm]. It's built using thick dry stone walls with a timber roof under thick insulating layers of turf. It's the maritime museum just outside Bolungarvik.

Green Roofs around the World - This is one of Iceland's century fishing stations. It's built using thick dry stone walls with a timber roof under thick insulating layers of turf. This is the maritime museum just outside Bolungarvik.

Puy-Saint-Front (the medieval centre of Périgueux),France.

It's an oak timber frame building with wattle and daub infill now almost 700 years old.

High Birch, Upper Bush, Kent  This traditional Kentish house has lovely original features, including mullioned windows, an oak staircase, an inglenook fireplace and - best of all - a priest hole. The hamlet it belongs to is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Conservation Area. £995,000, Strutt  Parker.

Most beautiful historic homes in Britain for sale

High Birch, Upper Bush, Kent In a hamlet in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

These are Tulou, built by the Hakka people of China. The Tulou are massive rectangular (representing Earth) or circular (representing Heaven) fortress walls of rammed earth several metres thick. These buildings have survived since the 17th century demonstrating the durability of rammed earthen structures. More, including video, on www.naturalhomes.org/timeline/hakka-tulou.htm

The Tulou are massive rectangular (representing Earth) or circular (representing Heaven) rammed earth settlements.

Europe: Lukavec, Croatia. Along the River Kupa and River Sava, two-storey houses were prevalent, the successors to pile-dwellings.

Along the River Kupa and River Sava, two-storey houses were prevalent, the successors to pile-dwellings.

This oak frame building is almost 600 years old. It's the town hall (Mairie) of Saint Sulpice de Grimbouville in France. It was originally built in the nearby town of Selles, 12Km away, in 1420 by English carpenters during the Hundred Years War. In 1996 it was threatened with demolition but saved by the people of Saint Sulpice de Grimbouville along with three other cottages.

This oak frame building is almost 600 years old. It's the town hall (Mairie) of Saint Sulpice de Grimbouville in France. It was originally built in the nearby town of Selles, 12Km away, in 1420 by English carpenters during the Hundred Years War. In 1996 it was threatened with demolition but saved by the people of Saint Sulpice de Grimbouville along with three other cottages.

Towards New Agendas for New Media: Architectural Innovations

Towards New Agendas for New Media: Architectural Innovations

<b>thatch</b> that can last up to 400 years...

" A thatch that can last up to 400 years… This is a roof made using a seaweed called eelgrass. It's one one of the traditional homes on the island of Læsø in Denmark. The timber used in this house is from a ship that ran aground on the island in the

The architects who designed these homes must have been reading a few too many Fairy Tales.  Also, you have to wonder, who lives inside.

Homes That Belong In Fairy Tales

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