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Stone House is a Real Life Flintstones House - Real or Fake?

by , 07/29/10
filed under: Architecture

Located in Nas montanhas de Fafe, the residence is a bit of a mystery. According to FlyLyf, the walls of the home are secured by two giant stones. It’s unclear whether or not the boulders were on site already and inspired the house, or if they were dragged there, but we’re hoping that the former is true (since that would mean that the builder’s saved on fuel/transportation as well.

There is some doubt about the authenticity of the Stone House, but Treehugger reports that the house is indeed real and that has become so popular with tourists that Vitor Rodrigues, the home’s owner, has had to move away to avoid them.

The house isn’t as prehistoric as it looks – it has a fireplace and even a swimming pool. We thought for sure that the pic of the house with a wind turbine in the back was a fake but it turns out that there actually is a wind farm very close by to the home.

Via FlyLyf

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5 Comments

  1. The Pierre: Breathtakin... November 18, 2010 at 10:05 am

    [...] of the other eye-catching features of the home are made of the rock as well. The master bathroom’s sink is composed of water cascading into three pools of the [...]

  2. 700 Year Old Undergroun... August 3, 2010 at 10:35 am

    [...] in with more ancient looking carved out rooms and openings. While the area might look like its from prehistoric times, it's actually a hoppin' resort locale with hotels, restaurants and a special mineral water famed [...]

  3. Miguel Maia August 1, 2010 at 11:32 am

    http://miguelmaia.tumblr.com/post/212160996
    Stone House @ Fafe, Portugal

    with links to gmap and tv news story
    [ click 'RTP' for larger video ;) ]
    [[ portuguese spoken but.. you get the picture ]]

  4. adfer July 29, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Of course it’s real, months ago I wrote an article on my blog about this strange house rocks, can even watch a video.

    http://blog.is-arquitectura.es/2009/10/26/casa-de-materiales-locales-entre-grandes-rocas/

  5. meh@ July 29, 2010 at 10:08 am

    Fake.

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