Casa do Penedo: An unusual house built of stone between four huge boulders
If you were to search the Internet for the photo galleries that showcase the most unconventional houses in the world, you would have a good chance of coming across some images of the delightful "Casa do Penedo".
The property is located in the north of Portugal and consists of four giant boulders placed next to each other and completed with a roof, windows, and a floor.
Thanks to its curious composition, the house has become very famous in recent years, but few have been lucky enough to see the interior.
The strange dwelling was built between 1972 and 1974 in an area between the towns of Caberceiras de Basto and Fafe by the owner himself, an engineer originally from Guimarães (also located in the north of Portugal).
Although Casa do Penedo is surrounded by lots of wind turbines, it does not have electricity.
Initially, the family used it as a residence, especially for holiday periods, but later gave it to the local administration who transformed it into a museum.
Its position and structure have in fact attracted the admiration of fans from all over the world, who come to the place to visit it.
The interior of the house is absolutely up to its external appearance, with its welcoming and suggestive atmosphere, which gives the impression of an era frozen in time. Wood is the predominant material and comprises both the furnishings and the internal structures such as beams or ladders.
To enhance the scenic effect, rural life situations have been set up inside with objects from the local tradition.
The owner, however, did not want to give up all their creature comforts! In fact, in the back of the house, there is a beautiful swimming pool created with rocks from the local area that overlooks a breathtaking view.
Who would not want to spend their holidays (or even, why not, all of their life) in a corner of paradise like this?