Casas T'picas de Santana in Santana, Portugal

Published Oct 19 2020 at 4:00 PM GMT
  • The beautiful, yet small, heritage houses of Madeira are made from wood and thatch.
  • Originally, they were constructed by farmers and other rural inhabitants during the settling of the island.
  • Each house consists of just one or two rooms where a single-family could live.
  • Despite being composed of straw, the thatched roofs are sharply angled, almost touching the ground.
  • This helps water run off the house with relative ease, keeping the inside dry during heavy rains.



  • Published Oct 19, 2020 4:00 PM GMT