DTN65: Casa Straw Bale

Penamacor, Castelo Branco



Off grid rounded straw bale with great views

Property Advertised by: Owner

Property Description

Off grid, bespoke straw bale round house, with reciprocal roof, with arguably the best views in the area. The house benefits from patio doors leading onto a west facing, partly shaded area, with panoramic views of the Serra da Estrela and Gardunha Mountain ranges and beautiful sunsets.

The house is an open plan design with free standing handmade kitchen, wood burning stove and full log store. There is an outside compost toilet and solar shower cabin. The electricity is provided by two large solar panels, mains electricity is only 120 metres away if desired, our internet coverage and phone signals are good.

The land area of 6,600 m2 is divided into two plots, the larger includes the house, olive grove and chicken coop. The smaller area of very fertile soil has olive and fruit trees, mixed grape vines, vegetable beds and is flanked on one side by a small brook. Here there is a well from which water is pumped to the house and stored in two water tanks, there is also a 4m3 irrigation tank. The property also includes a 16m2 stone shed which is both secure and dry.

There is good access to the property which is only a 10 minute walk to the edge of a small village, here there are two shops, a post office and 3 quiet bars.

Penamacor is only 10min away by car and has all amenities including banks, restaurants, supermarkets, International and Portuguese schools. There are swimming pools, plus a variety of river beaches close by.
Castelo Branco is 40km away and Lisbon around 3h by car, train, or coach.

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