24 October 2019

HitM | Croft House

Picture: Colin Baxter

Intended or not, John (the UK) sent another contribution to the Houses in the Mail postal project. 

The postcard features a Croft House, a traditional dwelling in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. It has a chimney, but some of the earlier houses just had a hole in the centre of the roof and the fire in the middle of the flor. Maybe for that reason they were also known as black houses. Very few remain: Now there are only exhibition ones and renovated ones to be seen.

1 comment:

  1. It must have been quite the primitive life living somewhere like that.


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