Modern contemporary thatch home

Top 8 Ideas for Contemporary Homes with Thatch

Despite being a classic building material, thatch is frequently used in contemporary constructions as well. One of the main reasons why many people are turning towards this is that it is a great insulator and resistant to adverse weather conditions, provided they are installed correctly.

Below we discuss 8 ideas on how to use thatch for your modern home or office.

Wood and Brick

Give your modern home a traditional exterior by combining classic materials such as brick, wood, and thatch.

Advantages Of Using a Wood Ceiling for Your Project
Thatch roof interior with timber

Single Level Homes

To let in natural light throughout the day, you can have a thatched roof that runs the length of your house and a long skylight in the middle.

Thatch roof with a skylight
Thatch roof with a skylight


Have a thatched roof installed on your building’s roof for safety and to bring a touch of tradition to the modern design. For multistory villas in Dubai, it is a fantastic idea.

Double story thatch home


Here, as opposed to the building previously described, the roof can have glass running across it for direct sunlight, with thatch covering the remainder of the roof and outside walls.

Beautiful thatch roof ceiling with glass panels and windows

Thatch and White Plaster

Your home can have a traditional and contemporary appearance by combining thatch and white plaster. For individuals who want to stand out from Dubai’s typical villa designs, this is a brilliant idea.

Poolside thatched gazebo interior in a whitewash finish
Poolside thatched gazebo interior in a whitewash finish

Blend with Dark Wood

For a more textured appearance, you can also install thatch on your home’s entire exterior and dark wood, similar to the design previously discussed.

Elevated thatched gazebo interior
Interior view of a dark stained thatch roof.

Holiday Homes

Give your vacation home a vintage appearance by restoring them with contemporary timber cladding and a thatched roof. You and your guests will be transported by the exquisite aesthetics to a farmer’s cottage in the countryside.

Cape Reed thatched roof chalet at Anantara Sir Bani Yas
Cape Reed rustic thatched chalet at Anantara Sir Bani Yas

Blend with Steel

If you want to give your house or structure a distinctive appearance, combining thatch with steel is an excellent choice. It gives the building a rustic, contemporary appearance.

Modern contemporary thatch home combined with steel.