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Traditional ‘Trullo’ Home in Italy With Stone-Coned Roof!


Yesterday was the first time I had ever seen a trullo house and I had to share it! These have been around since the 14th century, so there’s a good chance you are already familiar with trulli (the pural), but their design and construction is so fascinating and relatively tiny.

Popular in the Italian countryside, these buildings have no mortar! They are simply made by brilliantly stacking limestone and topping it with a special capstone. There are a number of myths surrounding why Italians chose this design, but ultimately it looks like it a was a decent way to use the local materials to create a strong structure.

While they keep wonderfully cool in hot weather, they are notoriously challenging to heat, and don’t have many windows. Still, there are many you can vacation in if you ever make it to Italy. Check this one out here.

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Beautiful Stone Cottage in Italy

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There’s a large courtyard to enjoy

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And this one even has a pool!

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This is the door that takes you inside!

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The large living room with a gorgeous wooden ceiling.

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There’s an archway to take you to the kitchen.

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This trullo has mini-split for heating/cooling.

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You actually can’t see up into the cone because of the ceiling.

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You can see so much character in the masonry here.

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Perfect spot to have breakfast.

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The bathroom is through that door.

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The interior walls are plastered.

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Finally, there’s the bedroom.

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Everything here is kept light and airy.

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This coffee nook with a tiny window! So precious.

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Wet bathroom.

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I love the door here.

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They did add a spot for hanging clothes.

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What do you think? Have you seen trulli before?

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Here’s how the construction of an original Trullo works.

trullo-diagram

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Highlights:

The trullo della Selva is located in Alberobello 500m from the jungle forest, the church of Saint Antonio and the trulli area.
The property offers a private parking on site with and ample outdoor space of 100 sqm, equipped with gazebo table and wooden benches.
Furnished in a traditional style, the unit has: a living area, a bedroom with a double bed, kitchenette and bathroom with shower.

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.
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