Casa do Penedo – the Stone House

Photographer: Andre Vicente Goncalves; Andre's Web site

Photographer: Andre Vicente Goncalves; Andre’s Web site

Being built between four large rocks that make up the structure of the house, Casa do Penedo resembles a Stone Age building. This unusual stone building (located in the Fafe region of northern Portugal) has a ancient-look and looks like the house from Flintstones. Its construction was started in 1972 and lasted about two years. The owners use it as a holiday getaway.

The neighbors call it as the Casa do Penedopenedo means big rock in Portuguese language. Casa do Penedo is camouflaged completely in the surrounding countryside.

Image Credit: Alfonsopereira/Flickr

Image Credit: Alfonsopereira/Flickr

Image Credit: J.P Soares/Flickr

Image Credit: J.P Soares/Flickr

There is no electricity in the house and the only exterior not made of stone are the windows and door frame. The furniture is made of logs. The couch is made of a large eucalyptus tree that weighs about 350 kg.

Image Credit: Minho/Flickr

Image Credit: Minho/Flickr

This house is a place to visit. Because of its originality and beauty, this place has attracted curiosity of many tourists throughout the world.

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