When did people start to thatch roofs?
Thatched roofs are hard to make, and you have to re-thatch them every few years or they will leak, but the materials are cheap and easy to get.
How do you thatch a roof?
Here’s a video of a man in England thatching a roof
Bugs can be a problem
Another problem of thatched roofs is that bugs and spiders and small animals like squirrels like to live in the roofs.
Smoke and thatched roofs
One advantage of a thatched roof is that it will gradually let the smoke out, if you have a cooking fire inside your hut, so you don’t need to build a chimney. Still, when people can afford it, they usually choose to have a baked clay tile roof, which will last longer and keeps out the rain better.