Colombia’s Flintstone House Is Made Entirely from Baked Clay

Casa Terracotta is handmade from clay
Casa Terracotta is handmade from clay

“64-year-old architect Octavio Mendoza literally baked the house that he lives in. He calls the 5,400 square foot house ‘the biggest piece of pottery in the world’. Casa Terracotta, or Casa Barro in Spanish, was built exclusively by hand using clay and baked in the sun. Located in Villa de Leyva, a colonial mountain village in Colombia, it is also known to locals as the ‘Casa de Flintstone’ or Flintstone House.

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Superadobe Earth Dome workshop in Italy

23-29 August, Pontestura, Italy. Vide Terra organizes a 7 days superadobe workshop during which we will build a 1.8m (6feet) internal diameter earth dome with a door and a window opening. The course will be held in English and Italian. The trainers will guide you in the construction of the dome and will share the … Read more