Stone Houses

Stone houses are buildings primarily constructed using stone, a durable, long-lasting material with a rich history dating back to prehistoric times when early humans used locally available stones to build shelters. The styles of these houses can vary widely based on the culture and location, such as the stone cottages found in England and Ireland or the pueblo structures of Native Americans. Construction methods can include dry-stone walls, where stones are stacked without mortar, and mortared stone walls, which use a binding agent to secure the stones together. Different types of stone, such as limestone, granite, marble, and sandstone can be used, each offering its unique aesthetic and physical properties.