14 Nov '17, 4am

Portugal's Strange and Wonderful Boulder Homes Were Built Hundreds of Years Ago!

There’s a house in the village known as “Case de Uma So Telha ,” which means “the house with only one tile.” That tile is apparently a single slab of rock that makes up the home’s roof! Other houses have walls of stone, or even staircases: former residents chipped away at the boulders to carve steps into them, and then built second storeys above them. Far from the straight walls and ceilings found in most European architecture, the interiors of these houses are fluid and organic, working with the natural rock shapes rather than changing them too much to suit a particular aesthetic. Warm terracotta tiles and brightly painted doors complement the grey-brown stone hues, and the lush greenery of the Portuguese landscape makes this village even more exquisite to visit.

Full article: https://inhabitat.com/the-most-portuguese-town-in-portuga...

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