Half Door Detail
Curry’s Cottage still retains its traditional half door, historically these were a common feature of farm houses throughout Ireland. A half door is divided horizontally so that the bottom can remain closed while the top is open. This allowed animals to be kept out of the farmhouse while air and light could be allowed in. Windows on cottages such as Curry’s were very small, this was because glass was very costly and it is also very difficult to make openings in mud walls. The additional light provided by the half door was therefore much needed.
A half door allows fresh air to circulate around the cottage, naturally ventilating the space and keeping it dry internally. Healthy internal air keeps the occupants healthy too.
Natural ventilation does not require the use of electricity, saving you money.