Tiny Stone House

by Kent Griswold on November 15th, 2012. 11 Comments
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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

Taylor Moore is a photographer, filmmaker and digital nomad. Taylor has been travelling for almost two years, from the Canadian Arctic to the Tango of Buenos Aires. He is presently in Sintra, Portugal creating content for Palacio Mafra, and Qunita de Regaleria. Taylor has worked for Electronic Arts, Squaresoft, Getty Images and numerous film and animation production companies World-Wide. You can reach Taylor here or find him on facebook.

little stone house entry

little house interior

old chair

old windows

11 Responses to “Tiny Stone House”

  1. Wow, I’m so happy to see a traditional Portuguese stone masonry house featured here :) These pictures are awesome!

    In the Littoral-Northern-Center of the country, instead of tiny stone houses you can find tiny adobe houses – equally beautiful ;)

  2. Debra says:

    I could live there :)

  3. Tanja says:

    Gorgeous photos!

  4. Michael says:

    How about some color photos?

    I was never a fan of black and white photos.

  5. amazing photos! The old furniture ruins are intriguing! And what is the last photo? headstones?

  6. Stephen Abbott says:

    Maybe it wouldn’t look so much like a hobo shack if it was in color. It looks painfully poverty stricken, and perhaps from a 1930s Hooverville.

    I love small homes, and love natural materials, but this looks incredibly stark and the place where only a desperate person would live.

  7. gardencat says:

    Beautiful photographs . . . the textures in the second one are amazing. Do you think the furniture was used by the last resident, or has the building been used for storage? The furniture doesn’t look subsistence quality.

  8. Tom says:

    Hi, as a fellow photographer can I just say less is more ? The post processing on 3 is way overdone. I love B&W but whilst I totally get the mood you’ve tried to create, the zones you’ve used are more apt for a Transylvanian castle than a run down stone cottage. It’s also not really the appropriate place to show your pics, I’m more interested in habitable places. If you want to demonstrate your artistic use of silver efex then go to photographic blog. Sorry for the criticism but in this case I feel it’s justified.

  9. Louise Mark says:

    How charming! I have that exact table in my house, which I purchased when I moved into a 100+ yr old casita in NM. Brings back memories. thanks so much for posting! Louise

  10. Althea says:

    Wonderful photos! You are inspired! Thanks for sharing these with us homebound folks.

  11. David says:

    Wonderful… I find your web site very educational…

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