Casa do Penedo is a type of “prehistoric” house, located in Celorico de Basto and Fafe, north of Portugal.
This house was built between 4 giant rocks in 1972, blending perfectly into the surrounding natural landscape. It was created by an engineer named Guimaraes, to be an unspoiled resort, immersed in nature by a local family.
This structure quickly attracted the attention of many curious visitors during the past decades, which also forced the owner to move elsewhere.
Today Casa do Penedo is a small museum, filled with memorabilia and photographs of the house’s history and the stunning surroundings.
Although the house is located near giant windmills, it has no electrical system. The inside of the house is also equipped with many amenities, but not suitable for a long stay.
The house has 2 floors, a small area but quite cozy. The ground floor has a small kitchen and living room, all decorated in a very rustic style, with chairs made of concrete and eucalyptus wood.
The top floor can be reached by wooden stairs and is the sleeping area. Each room in the house has a different shape, tailored to the geometry of each rock.
There is also an outside swimming pool and an outdoor pool, which also has the natural shape of a large rock.
Throughout the years, the house has been damaged more or less by weather and other factors. The current owner has reinforced the doors and replaced some of the original windows, added balustrades, and even bulletproof glass so the house is very secure.