The come with thatched roofs, which is OK if you're doing Russia in WW2 (or earlier, obviously) but it wasn't common in the US in the American Civil War or Wild West time-frame. The solution to this arrived in the form of 4Ground's laser-cut roof tiles. They come in strips which makes it easy to cover the moulded thatch roof with weathered wood shingles. (Although I'll caution that a pack doesn't cover as much as you think it will!).
|The cowboy is (I think) a Foundry figure and even though he's|
technically out of scale that building looks perfectly habitable.
I then hand-paint the visible roof parts black, drybrush them and then add the tiles before gluing the roof on.
One of the sets comes with small extensions which can be used to add variety - you can just see one peeking out of the back of the house in the picture.
Two of each of the two twin-house sets and one of the larger buildings makes a pretty good small town of nine buildings.