Combining one part minimalist micro home and one part Bedrock abode, this rocky dwelling in Costa de Morte, Spain makes for what might be the most unexpected and unassuming vacation getaways of all time. Designed by the Spanish Ensamble Estudio, the petite hut—called The Truffle—was created through the rather tedious process of digging a massive hole in the ground and continuously filling it with concrete, so as to form the rock. To keep the interior space hollow, the team packed a 269-square-foot space in the middle of the hole with hay before pouring in the cement. Once the amorphous creation was complete, all that was left to do was dig away the surrounding earth—revealing what the architects called "not yet architecture" but instead a "fabricated stone."
Inside the cavernous, manmade room, there's just enough room for a raised platform bed, an al fresco shower area, and a swanky little built-in fireplace—all inspired by midcentury starchitect Le Corbusier's Cabanon. In the words of the head architects, the creation is not just a home, but instead a "a piece of nature, a contemplative space, [and] a little poem." See it all in various stages of completion, right this way.
· Minimalist Vacation Home is Fashioned Inside Concrete Rock [My Modern Met]
· The Truffle / Ensamble Estudio [Arch Daily]
· All Micro Home posts [Curbed National]