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.
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 »
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 »