thatched hut

palma cottage

A primitive one-room dwelling having a steeply-pitched gable roof which is thatched with overlapping palmetto fronds attached to a wood framework; provides a relatively watertight roof and walls. Temporary dwellings like these were constructed by early Spanish colonists in Florida.
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From a lofty perch Tarzan viewed the village of thatched huts across the intervening plantation.
The first few villages he came to were deserted, showing that news of the coming of his pack had travelled rapidly; but toward evening he came upon a distant cluster of thatched huts surrounded by a rude palisade, within which were a couple of hundred natives.
There was a rude rectangle walled with logs and boulders, in which were a hundred or more thatched huts of similar con-struction.
For three days we continued upon our way, until we arrived outside a village of thatched huts just at dusk.
The ape-man traveled swiftly through the forest, and about noon came to the site of the village, but to his disappointment found that the jungle had overgrown the plantain fields and that the thatched huts had fallen in decay.
Straggling upon the outskirts were the thatched huts of natives, picturesque in their primeval savagery, harmonizing with the background of tropical jungle and accentuating the squalid hideousness of the white man's pioneer architecture.
Gone were the thatched huts of his sturdy retainers, empty the fields, the pastures, and corrals.
Tarzan reached its side a little below the clearing where squat the thatched huts of the Negroes.
They wound across beautiful parklike meadows and through dark, forbidding forests, and now and again they passed tiny hamlets of thatched huts.
Then he looked upon the trees and the broad fields, with the thatched huts hidden among crops - looked with strange eyes unable to take up the size and proportion and use of things - stared for a still half-hour.
When you picture an off-the-grid home, many would envision a thatched hut or cabin made of sod.