Teito (also Palhoça in Portugal and Palloza in Galicia) is an Asturian voice that designates a type of stone dwelling with a thatched straw or broom roof, found in western Asturias, especially in the Somiedo and Oscos area, and also in Galicia, North West of León and North East of Portugal.[1] Although the word "teito" means literally "roof", by extension it is used to call the building itself. In Asturias and León the preferred voice is teito, while in Galicia and in the Leonese shire of Ancares it is used the voice palloza.


  1. ^ "Techos, teitos, chozos, pallazas y pallozas". Diario de León. March 13, 2010. Retrieved March 13, 2010.