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Friday, July 03, 2015


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Lisa at Greenbow

I have never seen such a thing. Those are some LARGE coverings. I bet they help keep the wind out of the houses too. This is so interesting. Do people live in those places during the winter? Is that why some have clear plastic where the windows are? It would make for a dark home if there were no clear plastic over the windows. I would imagine they would have to bring a big crane/lift in to attach those coverings each fall and then again in spring to remove them. What a lot of trouble. I guess better than repairs and paint.

Jane Miller

My relatives have a cottage in Mt. Gretna, PA, the Pennsylvania Chautauqua and I loved wandering their grounds and looking at all the wonderful cottages. I also have never seen these cover ups for the buildings but it makes perfect sense, winter is so hard on wood structures. Maybe I need to make some for my wood railings:)

Linda from Each Little World

Lisa — Since I don't know anyone who owns one of these buildings I don't really know the answers to your questions. In general I don't think many people live there in the winter. Not sure how the power and water etc. operate. And I never thought about how they would get those multistory coverings in place. I think the "windows" are so the person working from the inside can see what they are doing and so people in the dwelling can see when they arrive before the coverings are taken down.


The red and white striped one is almost patriotic. There is something similar here on the coast, but not as attractive. Many high-rise condos use folding metal louvers to pull across their balconies during hurricanes, but without any attempt to make them look anything other than utile.

Cindy at enclos*ure

Amazing. I have never seen anything like this either. Thanks for sharing!

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