I'm going through all my photos shot in Europe and will post a few from time to time. I could do a book on just this trip, but more pressing is to begin work (next month) on our new book on tiny houses. (We got content!)
This beehive hut is on the Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, on the southwest coast of Ireland. No mortar. A beehive hut is built in a circle of successive strata of stone; each stratum is a little closer to the center than the one beneath, and so on. At the top is a small aperture that's closed with a flagstone or capstone. They were built in the "early christian period," or around 200 AD, by farmers. Look at what you can do with just stone! (They are similar to the stone trulli of Puglia, Italy.)
It was a sunny day, the grass vivid green, and we wandered on the hillside, where there were huts and stone corrals, all looking down on the sparkling blue Dingle Bay. If I may be allowed a "woo-woo" moment here, I felt as if I'd been there before. It felt so familiar, so peaceful, so right.