In the old days people used to build their house in a hollow of shelter. They used to build them very small one room and a kitchen and they used to thatch them with straw as there were no slates in those days. They used to have no chimney or no windows in them. They used to have a bed in the kitchen and they also used to have a hens coop in it and the hens sleeping in it. The people long ago had very hard times. They used to build the the three foot wide without any mortar or cement.