In various locations in Europe, it is still possible to buy cheap land, off the beaten path, that includes traditional stone barns – which have the potential to be converted to idyllic, tranquil homes or holiday cottages.
This video by Kirsten Dirksen features a wonderful property in the Spanish mountains. This is a fabulous build in an totally stunning location and the finished result is absolutely beautiful inside and out. This is real rural living – with herds of goats taking over the highway. You just have to wait for them to get out of the way. The pace of life is different here.
In the original barns, the animals lived in the same building as the humans! The cows had their own quarters and their body heat provided warmth to the building! We see similar techniques used in the original long barns that were built in the UK many hundreds of years ago.
The roof of the building, interestingly, is made of stone. It looks to be about 3/4″ thick and this is incredibly robust as well as providing additional thermal mass which should even out the temperature of the building throughout the seasons.
The stylish, clean interior is deliberately minimalist in order to enhance further the sense of peace and harmony with the environment.
Oh, I love this build. This is just what I would do. The gigantic windows are a key feature, allowing the occupants to drink in the beautiful landscape. Enjoy this video and get inspiration for that dream country retreat in the mountains.. because this is IT!
I’ve also seen similar efforts taking place in Italy – and if Italy is your thing, you can explore the numerous listings on https://idealista.it. Food for thought…
Ancient Stone Housebarn Becomes Couple’s Tranquil Home-Office – Graphic © off-grid.info. Images: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6c0Pvei3F4
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What REALLY Happens When You Bury a Shipping Container? (Hint: It's A Bit Crazy...)
Shipping containers are all the rage - but if you are thinking about buying one, you MUST watch this video first:
There's a general belief that if you bury a shipping container you can create an awesome root cellar / storm shelter / survival bunker.
But is a shipping container strong enough to handle the pressure?
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