Coconut Palm Leaf Roofing

Photo credits : Shymon

Photo credits: Shymon

In rural communities around the world it’s a common sight to see structures made from 100% natural and sustainable materials, and Kerala is no exception, especially in the Alappuzha district. In thatched homes the roof and walls are made out of coconut leaves.

The long coconut palm leaves are traditionally cut in half lengthwise and woven into panels that are laid in an overlapping pattern like roof tiles to form roof and walls.

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