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photoblog image Rock Houses at Kinver 4 of 4

Rock Houses at Kinver 4 of 4

Rooms were added by excavating further into the sandstone or by simply adding a brick building on the side. These houses had the advantage of being cool in summer and warm in winter.

Rock Houses at Kinver 4 of 4

Rooms were added by excavating further into the sandstone or by simply adding a brick building on the side. These houses had the advantage of being cool in summer and warm in winter.

comments (27)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 8 Jun 2012, 00:53
They are fabulous, Bill.
Bill Phillips: They are Ray. I'd love to stay in one!
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 8 Jun 2012, 03:03
Great looking house it would be hard to renovate
Bill Phillips: Bit of whitewash and away you go vintage
Great! I totally get it now!
Bill Phillips: smile They are quite something Elizabeth and if you have never seen them even photographs don't make it easy to realise what they did. From one side they look like normal houses until you walk in and find you are in a cave!!
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 8 Jun 2012, 05:55
Maybe short of windows, Bill, but totally charming!
Bill Phillips: The other side has more Ginne. They are really quite light inside
It's a great way to build a house... it saves on building materials... but it's very labour intensive Bill....petersmile

"I would like my own room Dad"
"No problem son... just start digginggrin
Bill Phillips: That is basically what they did. If the family grew they just dug out another room
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 8 Jun 2012, 06:14
very interesting and charming houses -how might they look inside? Your processing is fitting. Fine wine or cheese cellars!
Bill Phillips: You can see the inside in number two of this series Philine
  • Chris
  • England
  • 8 Jun 2012, 07:33
Lovely: I want to live in it...It that a brick s***house conveniently added to it?
Bill Phillips: I think it would be described as a utility room these days Chris
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 8 Jun 2012, 07:36
This is amazing. What a clever way of building/living. It almost looks like a B&W shot wink
Bill Phillips: Hahaha...almost wink
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 Jun 2012, 08:01
No worries about foundations then ;o)
Bill Phillips: Or noisy neighbours
creative innovation ... not bad at all.
Bill Phillips: They had a good run before they were finally abandoned
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 8 Jun 2012, 09:22
Best picture so far Bill, this just looks crazy.
Bill Phillips: I would love to spend a few days living in one!
Great series Bill.
Bill Phillips: That is very kind of you to say so Fred
Interestingly composed shot, Bill.
Bill Phillips: Thank you kindly Tom
Been there Bill great idea for housing.
Bill Phillips: It's a fascinating place Peter
I take it sandstone isn't pervious grin
Bill Phillips: It is a porous and soft rock as far as I know which makes it easily workable. I don't think damp was a problem here
I wonder if they got damp? Must visit these
Bill Phillips: I think sandstone is usually porous but i imagine with fires and ventilation they were dry. Certainly when we looked round all looked dry!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Jun 2012, 12:59
No I expected the hills to be much deeper than shown here. The white paint really makes the strata stand out.
Bill Phillips: at one time there were. i think, three layers of houses but the middle lays has collapsed
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 8 Jun 2012, 13:48
Great architexture
Bill Phillips: Start with what the world has provided
How very cool. I would have too much fun shooting here.
Bill Phillips: It is a fascinating place Gail
Just right for a pig.
Bill Phillips: You are developing a monomania Shaw
This is quite unique Bill!
Fine capture.
Bill Phillips: Thanks Richard. These rock houses are unique in this country as far as i know
Cave houses are lovely, and practical.
Bill Phillips: They are great!
A facsinating series Bill. I hadn't heard of these before
Bill Phillips: Thanks Janet. Well worth a visit if you are up this way
  • Lisl
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Jun 2012, 20:43
I wonder if they looked so good when they were lived in
Bill Phillips: Probably not quite but they were well maintained and improved over the years
I've enjoyed this quartet of pictures of this intriguing place Bill.
... plus they are photogenic...
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 Jun 2012, 23:22
These really are the most extraordinary of buildings!

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