house between two rocks

The Flintstones house in Portugal

image from: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Casa_da_Pedra_em_Fafe_12.jpg (by: Feliciano Guimarães)

It’s called Casa de Pedra, and this place rocks – literally. The home is built from a rock/concrete mix between two honking huge boulders in Nas montanhas de Fafe, Portugal.

Said to be inspired by the Flintstones cartoon, this house was built in 1974 as a fun-loving family’s rural retreat. It is nearly perfectly integrated into the natural environment and is cute as can be.

image from: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Casa_da_Pedra_em_Fafe_13.jpg (by: Feliciano Guimarães)

From a distance the only indication that it is a dwelling is the roof and the oddly placed windows and smoke stack.

image from: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Casa_da_Pedra_em_Fafe_09.jpg (by: Feliciano Guimarães)

Somebody in Portugal has a sense of humor.





~ House Crazy Sarah ~

Sarah Felix Burns

"So many houses, so little time"






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