Foreign is difficult since it only means outside your normal place or experience. Of course, what is foreign to us is familiar to the locals. For example, here in Florida we don’t find many reed thatched houses like these in Waresley, Cambridgeshire, UK.
Sure, we come close with the odd Tiki Bar but, these are generally viewed as little more than sheds, not for full time occupation.
But they never have the level of permanence and detail that those of Waresley have. Look at the screening over the thatching to keep out birds and other pests. And, look at the detail in the thatch animals placed on the houses. Do you see the Pheasant on the house on the left and the fox on the one on the right? Fun to see and a sign of craftsmanship. Here is a closer view of a squirrel on another house.
So, which is foreign? Tiki Bar or thatched cottage?
I love the thatched animals on rooftops. What a surprise and delight.
These thached cottages are so pretty..
Love the thatched cottages!