In the Fafe mountains of northern Portugal, there are many boulders sitting in the wild. Among them, there is a real-life Flintstones House standing on a remote hillside. Inspired by the popular 1960`s cartoon, this house was built in 1974 between four large boulders and was named Casa do Penedo, or the House of Stone.
In recent years, Casa do Penedo has become a poplar tourist attraction for its ultimate eco-friendly design. It has also been voted by netizens as one of the strangest buildings in the world.
This two-story rural retreat is now owned by Vitor Rodrigues, who has moved out of the house to avoid curious visitors.
Casa do Penedo or the House of Stone, was built in 1974 as a rural retreat.
Apart from the doors, windows and roof, Casa do Penedo is entirely made out of stone.
The other side of the stone house.
The house has a swimming pool carved into stone.
Because of the high interest in the house and its remote location, Casa do Penedo has been the subject of robbery attempts and vandalism in recent years.
For security reasons, the house is now equipped with bullet-proof windows and a steel door.
The interior of the house is quite cozy and surprisingly bright in the daytime.
It has stairs and railings made of logs.
The getaway has a nice dining area.
A stone fireplace (at the left side of the photo) is used for heating in the winter.
For those who dont know, this is a three-bedroom house with 2 beds in each room.
The homeowners use candlelight for lighting as there is no electricity in the house.
A peek into the upstair bedrooms.
The House of Stone is fully blended into its surroundings.