About technology, travel and lifestyle, by Tom Worthington.
Sunday, January 01, 2006
Goan houses have a red tiled roof. The tiles look just like those of Sydney and Melbourne in Australia. There is no ceiling within the house: you can see the wooden beams, the tiles and skylight trough the gaps. This is to keep the house cool and to avoid any damp in the ceiling. Any undetected leak into a ceiling during the monsoon rains would be disastrous. More modern buildings have a concrete roof, covered with tiles.