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Blackhouses

Black houses or Tigh Dhub in Gaelic

Hebridean Black House VillageLewis black houses have provided the islanders shelter for hundreds of years and are traditionally build on the family croft.

The hard bedrock of the land provided the foundation with the walls built up of local stone and insulated with turf and soil. With trees being rare on the Outer Hebrides, roof trusses and timbers we often made of drift wood recovered after Atlantic storms. The roofs were made weather proof with various materials including turf, tradition straw thatch, heather thatch and even seaweed!

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