Does anyone know about thatching? I keep looking into older green building methods and I tend to come up with very little. All the new ideas I have been able to find on roofing seem to need to use plastic in one form or another. Is thatch really not a option anymore? What little I have been able to find out about it makes it look like an amazing roof! Am I missing some thing? Green, cheap and you can do it all yourself. They are not the firetraps that some people think. Some roofs in Europe have a 500 year old base of thatch. most thatching will last 50 years before you have to put another level on. Great R value, some are rated at 64. Those roofs are rather old and like 7' thick but still. What am I not seeing?! Why have so few people been using this amazing roofing?