The traditional rural house of Mallorca has an architecture that has hardly changed over the centuries, dated back to ancient origins. This was mainly because rural Mallorca, during most of its history, was a society that had to use local resources and knowledge, as the only ones available. The methods of construction of these houses have been transmitted from generation to generation, pursuing subsistence and practicality. Wide dry-stone walls, pine beams for the roof, sand mortars, clay Arabic Pan tiles, facing south with their backs to the mountains to avoid the cold weather from the North East. With a cistern to collect rainwater from the roof.