Tiny House in a Landscape

James Stuart sent me this weeks Tiny House in a Landscape. It is a photo taken by Alessandro Puccinelli who in 2011 decided to buy an old but super well constructed motorhome called a Hymer built in 1983. Alessandro decided to move it along the south coast of Portugal to some of his favorite places along the European coast. He wanted to explore more of the country and his photography by living in a small movable space.

You can view more of his Van photography in scenic night setting here: https://www.behance.net/gallery/A-Van-in-the-Sea/13597415 and go to his photography website here: http://www.behance.net/puccio

Photo by: Alessandro Puccinelli

van by the sea

Tiny House in a Landscape

This week’s Tiny House in a Landscape was sent to me by photographer Taylor Moore. This is a little place he found in Portugal and I’m glad he took a few pictures of it to share with us. It would be neat to see the interior, but he was not able to get any shots inside.

You can learn more about Taylor Moore’s photography by visiting these two sites: www.taylormoorephoto.com and http://be.net/pixelsteam. Thank you for sharing Taylor!

If you have taken a photo that would be appropriate for this feature please send it to tinyhouseblog (at) gmail.com.



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Tiny Stone House

by Taylor Moore

I am a photographer and filmmaker and tiny house lover. I presently have been traveling around the world doing architectural photography. On one of my drives from Sintra, Portugal to Palacio de Mafra I came across a huge abandoned stone yard. On this property I found this fantastic abandoned stone cabin. It was magical to imagine how old it might be, and how many generations had lived in it. Now it’s sadly abandoned and it’s tenants moved to the big city. Sintra, Portugal is an incredible place for finding homes like these. I am presently living in a 600 year old house that is converted into a hostel. I will on my journeys keep on a constant look out for tiny houses near and far.

little stone house

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MiniCasas Gypsy Caravans

João Neves – a Portuguese ceramist and sculptor – is the creator, designer and builder of MiniCasas. MiniCasas Portugal is based in Caldas da Rainha, in the centre of Portugal.

With the help of MiniCasas, you can expand your living space, create your own special getaway or set up a summerhouse, studio or stylish office space.

The Gypsy caravans are built with a keen eye for detail and from natural materials, such as cork and timber, then painted in warm tones, with water-based paint. They may be used as additional mobile living space, a place to host guests, an office or other type of work space, a library … the list is simply endless! If required, a kitchen, bathroom, bedroom-lounge area, running water and electricity can all be provided. Continue reading

Yurt Holiday Portugal

Hannah McDonnell contacted me about her Yurt Holiday business located in Portugal.

Come and stay in our romantic Mongolian style yurt, nestled in the mountains of central Portugal, about one hour inland from the ancient university town of Coimbra. Its self-contained and fully furnished, set in our smallholding of terraced land, which we manage organically. Olives, vines and fruit trees surround the yurt; our own spring provides the water; and energy is solar powered. Whether you’re looking for a lazy rural retreat, or an active holiday in the hills, there’s no better way to get back to nature without foregoing any creature comforts.

So if you are traveling in Europe and want to explore what it would be like to live in a yurt, spend a couple of nights at this great holiday location.

  • The yurt sleeps two with enough space to add two children’s beds if required alternatively we have a very spacious bell tent for hire which comfortably sleeps two, perfect for older children.
  • There’s plenty of space to hang your clothes, rugs on the floor and a chaise longue for relaxing. Continue reading