Blue Ridge Mountain Club Cottage

Blue Ridge Mountain Club offers 6,212 acres of spectacular views, unbelievably great outdoors, and abundant natural amenities. Guests at our Watson Gap Cottages enjoy concierge services during their stay to arrange a variety of activities both on and off the property.” –  3RD HOME

The tiny building pictured above can be found at the Blue Ridge Mountain Club Cottage in Boone, North Carolina. It’s a posh vacation spot with many larger cottages. The cottage pictured here looks just our size!

Kandovan: A Village Carved Out of Stone

Houses carved inside rocks are so peculiar; you would definitely want to visit them once. Some of these houses are at least 700 years old and still inhabited. Most of the houses are two to four storeys high. Legend has it that Kandovan’s first inhabitants moved here centuries ago to escape the invading Mongol army.” – environmentalgraffiti.com

See more of Kandovan: Iran’s Incredible Village Carved Out of Stone.

Photo credit to Ali Mirghaderi.

Rio Bonito House in Brazil

Carla Juaçaba’s design for a weekend home in mountainous eastern region of rio de janeiro uses the load bearing properties of meter-thick stone walls to suspend the roof and floor joists. four steel beams puncture walls so as to allow a sliver of glazing to wash the interior of the stone walls with diffused light.” – Design Boom

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Image credit to Nelson Kon

Old Stone Barn Becomes Cottage

Nice example of a cottage made from a historic stone barn. This one is used as a vacation rental and sleeps two.

Situated only 9 miles from Drogheda, 45 minutes from Dublin City in a countryside setting with an ancient 13th century Abbey to the rear. This charming cosy barn conversion has an inviting woodburning stove, a loft style bedroom and a kitchen corner which has a hob for cooking…” – Imagine Ireland

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Ósvör Maritime Museum

Dav sent me some links to this tiny house village recreation. Great example of adapting available materials to extreme climate conditions. Thanks Dav!

“Ósvör is a fascinating maritime museum built on the ruins of fisherman’s huts. Lovingly restored, its highlight is a replica of a six-man rowing boat, among the oldest of its kind in the country.

The museum features a salt house, fish sheds, a fish drying area and tool sheds with all the fishing paraphernalia from a bygone age.”

See more at Land og saga – Verbúðin Ósvör við Bolungarvík.