Spectacular Handbuilt Home Blossoms Out of Coastal Rocks in Spanish Canary Islands

by , 09/19/11
filed under: Architecture, Gallery

rock houses, cave houses, green houses, rock architecture, cave architecture, cave dwellings, hand built homes, hand built architecture, low impact architecture, eco architecture, spanish architecture, spanish canary islands architecture, spanish design, eco homes

Special touches, such as DIY surfboard benches and paintings, and conveniences such as a television and microwave make the city-to-seaside life transition seamless. While there isn’t much sand to be found in the area, it’s a perfect place for sunbathing, strolling, hiking and community gatherings on the cliffs.

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+ Gunnar Knechtel Photography

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  1. Giommisnc September 22, 2011 at 4:59 am

    It seems these homes have been destroyed – not without lots of painful events and polemics. The coastal law of 1998 has prohibited any construction within certain limits from the coast, applying it retroactively also to homes built much earlier in time (but not to the luxury hotels on the sandy beaches and rocky lines, of course). Villages like Cho Vito have been literally demolished in 2008 and people sent homeless elsewhere (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FO5XQdqOY0s&feature=relatedhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O54jlTZ751g&feature=related). Incidentally, no official news nor evidence is available of these specific homes having been demolished too. And the big hotels are still there too and pumping money.

  2. 27escape September 20, 2011 at 10:10 am

    Looks like something from the 70’s, are you sure this is not just very old news?

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