I love it too!
I don't really like the word but it is cute!
Wonderful! So many amazing colours. There was an interesting programme on BBC Alba about tin houses and I started to notice how many of them there are dotted about the country.
I shall look for that programme. There are quite a number in Argyll.
Ooo! Lovely. Re Sheena's comment, there are also corrugated iron chapels across the UK, some with people striving to preserve them. One near me, is used as a band / dance venue, and another for an Am Dram society.
Wishing you a nice long weekend, Freda.... and Freda's friends.
I've heard of those too. Lovely weekend to you Susan and thank you for commenting.
As it is stone sided, is it possible that at one time the roof was thatched/reeded? In Wales we have similar buildings, some built as 'ty un nos'. (pronounced tee een norse) It literally means one-night house, and they were built and completed over one night as a means of evading any planning conditions. Some still survive and are open to the public as examples of basic, two-room cottages.
There were also what we called tin houses in the hamlet I was born in, and I think these were built after the war. I remember going 'to tea' with my sister to the one up the hill, occupied by an elderly brother and sister. It was spotless, with lots of shiny glass, lace doilies and china. Looking back though, I realise that they had very little money.
I call this a but ' ben but it's a curious one with stone gables and corrugated iron on the front. Corrugated roofs are fairly common on them.and they may have been thatched with heather. We also have bothies where travellers and climbers might spend a night.. I'd like to know more....I wonder if the 'tin houses' were like prefabs - meant to be temporary?
They were a bit like prefabs, and a few are still standing, but not the one I was referring to. One came on the market a few years ago, and I was very tempted, but it was a massive amount of money for a tin shed - large plot!
I wish that planning loophole still existed Linda!
Can't imagine the sound of rain on that roof/front. Deafening in a big storm.
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