For thousands of years, thatching has been used by our ancestors as a roofing solution on the Islands of Fiji. The natural roofing came with many downsides. During the hurricane season, it was unable to withstand the heavy rains and strong winds and was often destroyed by insects and deteriorated very quickly leading to continuous maintenance. As more natural materials were harvested for the roofs, the environment suffered.
With so many downsides, why couldn’t we let the natural roof go?
When the islands were not being torn by harsh weather, beneath the thatched roofs were beautiful winds, the beauty of a thatched roof itself, the soft sounds of the thatch and the feel of being on an exotic Island.