Thatching!

We have had a very productive two weeks since our last post. We have finished weaving the roofs on three of our buildings, with all of the eaves put in and the binding weave attached. We have also made good progress with the weaving of the roof on the fourth building.

All of the main buildings are taking shape.

All of the main buildings are taking shape.

The thatch in the sunshine.

The thatch in the sunshine.

Thatching has begun on building 1 using the wheat straw thatch that the volunteers have spent so long knotting. We are expecting this to take a few weeks to complete.

Carefully placing the knotted thatch into the roof weave.

Carefully placing the knotted thatch into the roof weave.

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One thought on “Thatching!

  1. Great work! My mother (over 80) , who grew up near Moshi in Tanzania, remarked on how similar the houses were to the ones of her youth. In those days , the houses had to be built in one day “to stop the evil spirits moving in”. Keep up the good work! Cheers Paul

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