sustainable house design

Timber Design merged eco-friendly and sustainability by using traditional thatching and adding rooftop solar panels in this uniquely simple home in Mozambique. A noble idea that should be favored more.

Thatching is a very old roofing method and has been used in both tropical and temperate climates. Roofing is made of plant materials, layering the vegetation so as to shed water away from the inner roof. Several types of dried plants may be utilized. In this case, they used Makuti thatch.

Makuti is a perfectly natural & ecological product. It is consists of coco palm leaves , knitted on the stem of the plant, which tastefully combine with the natural environment, due to their earthly color and their discreet natural perfume.

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