Sanctuary Tiny Home & Gardens In Spain

September 2, 2022 john 20 83456 14:39

This weeks episode takes us to beautiful Spain to visit an amazing tiny home and gardens that has been set up as a wonderful sanctuary space. Anne, while born in Canada has returned to her family land in Spain to build her dream life. Here she has created spectacular gardens and a retreat where people…

He restored ancient cave village inside mountain on his own

May 15, 2022 john 20 37784 24:37

With 10 abandoned caves in the Bardenas Reales, or badlands, of Navarre, Spain, Ruben Mendi wired, plumbed, floored and painted them and turned them into naturally heated and cooled housing. Today, he rents them out to visitors, but back in 1850, during the “cave housing boom,” these were affordable, self-dug, off-grid homes for the residents…

Ancient stone housebarn becomes couple’s tranquil home-office

July 5, 2020 john 21 30690 14:20

In the Cantabrian mountains of Northern Spain, the traditional barn houses- used by nomadic farmers who graze their livestock on only grasses- have been abandoned as larger mechanized operations took over the industry. Laura Álvarez, who grew up enjoying the raw nature of this region, bought an abandoned stone house barn, a “cabaña pasiega”, and…

Asturian hórreo: old granary on pillars as tiny summer cabin

September 5, 2016 john 17 2853 11:47

In Northern Spain, small farmers have stored their crops in “hórreos”- a granary raised on pillars – since the 13th century. Mainly found in regions like Asturias and Galicia, this construction is now part of the architectural heritage and is protected by the government. Many homeowners have restored these elevated structures for storage, parking (underneath)…

Sunbathed small wooden studio in calm forest near Barcelona

March 9, 2016 john 0 1964 12:05

Tasked with building a tiny studio in the hills outside Barcelona, architect Pablo Elorduy (of Dom Arquitectura) created an all-wooden shelter stunning in its simplicity, efficient thanks to smart design. http://www.dom-arquitectura.com The orientation takes advantage of Spanish sun for heating: large windows open the South side to winter sun; protective shading blocks direct summer sun.…