Bamboo, straw or thatch roof [RWO5]

The surface of the roof is made from reed materials such as bamboo, straw or thatch; laid onto wood battens, with a primary structure of wood members. No sheet material is used for the roofing.

Thatch roof 1, Nepal (M. Schildkamp)

Thatch roof, Nepal (M. Schildkamp)


Straw roof, Chile (S. Mihaldzic)

Bamboo roof, Malawi (WHE report 46)

Bamboo roof, Malawi (M. Sassu and I. Ngoma, World Housing Encyclopedia Report 46)