Awesome Stone Cottage
Tiny houses are more popular than ever, with a variety of styles, plans, sizes and designs available with something to suit just about every taste and style. This "Awesome Stone Cottage," looks like something out of a fairytale, so rustic and full of character.
This awesome stone cottage is so beautiful and I would be curious to see inside of it. For now I can only imagine the details of the place, which seems to be very old. The tiny stone cottage has two level with two doors, on the different levels. The adorable cottage is surrounded by green grass and trees. The site the stone house is on has all sorts of interesting outdoor living travel stories and was started in 2012, and close to a million followers.
The small house movement also known as the tiny house movement, is a famous description for the architectural and social movement that advocates living simply in small homes. In the United States the average size of new single family homes grew from 1,780 square feet in 1978 to 2,479 square feet in 2007, and to 2,662 square feet in 2013, despite a decrease in the actual size of the average family. Reasons for this include increased material wealth and prestige. The tiny house movement is a return to houses of less than 1,000 square feet. Frequently the distinction is made between small between 400 square feet and 1,000 square feet, and tiny houses that are less than 400 square feet, with some houses as small as 80 square feet. Downsizing to a tiny house is a great way to do away with large mortgages, hydro bills and all the stuff that goes into a large house, and a way to live a more sustainable lifestyle.
In places where there are lots of stones, houses may be built from them. In many parts of the world, little cottages are built of stone. Many mansions and palaces are also built of stone. You will find some of the oldest houses in the world are made of stone. They are circular houses with walls of flat stone slabs laid carefully on each other. The walls sloped gently inwards to meet in a stone roof. Other prehistoric stone houses had roofs of thatch. In some parts of the world where there is stone that can be broken into flat slabs, then walls can be built up without any mortar to join the stones together. In these types of stone house the wind blows through the gaps, so the walls need timber or render on the inside, to keep out the weather. Stone houses of this type often have roofs made of flat stones as well. Stone roofs are very heavy and are laid on very thick beams. Some types of stone especially limestone and sandstone, can easily be cut into big blocks that can be built up like bricks. In villages that are near a limestone or sandstone quarry where the stone is cut, many of the cottages are built of neatly cut stones.
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