A modern house made from boulders (11 HQ Photos)

Pilar Acevedo and Enrique Saulle, a New York City couple looking for a change, built a home in a remote part of Uruguay. The three bedroom house was constructed using granite from the couple’s 100-acre property. The walls are 15 inches thick, the ceilings 11 feet high. The cost of construction was $140,000.

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  • Douche McFuckstain

    As if mowing my lawn wasn't a task in itself, but mowing my roof….how the fuck am I supposed to drag the lawn mower up there? #2

    • http://gravatar.com/shadowwight shadowwight

      Ummm… keep a goat on the roof? 😉

  • DiazFannie

    my roomate's ex-wife makes $79 hourly on the laptop. She has been out of a job for 9 months but last month her pay was $8641 just working on the laptop for a few hours. Go to this web site MakeCash11.com

  • Free

    HAHA! Marge! Look at this country; You Are Gay……

  • Active_hunter

    Not the best place on Zday.

  • Tony

    I live in a house with 3' thick granite walls – perhaps the chive would like to feature it?

    It's a bit misleading – the walls aren't built out of the local stone, they're just used as a facade, the structure wouldn't work if it was built out of stone and the location of the light switches is a dead give-away.

  • Berto

    Boo you na sayer, never underestimate anyone when they build a structure!!! I work construction as an electrician and and things that seam impossible from a finished product stand point are sometimes quite simple during construction. Just saying.

  • misfit7734

    Wow my Family is from Uruguay and i never expected it to be mentioned on the chive since no one here actually knows it exists.

  • http://gravatar.com/shadowwight shadowwight

    It’s nice, buying was expecting somethings bit more intact boulder-y. When my tiny little house was built in the mountains over a 100 years ago, the foundation was poured around boulders. I’ve actually got them sticking up from the floor tall enough to sit on. It’s not something you see very often….

  • A BiPolar Guy

    I always wonder who these people are (i.e how they earn their living) who can just pick up and move to a remote part of Uruguay because they want a change.

    I need a job I can do entirely from home/over the internet!

  • Paul

    Its bullshit… The house wasnt made from materials around his property… You trying to tell me the contactor ground flat all that rock to fit so perfectly…. Bullshit…. YESSIR is correct!

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  • bse35

    you get a leak in the roof and you are so fucked

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