A stone cottage style house presents an unfinished view and a simple design. These homes provide a country-style atmosphere, using natural materials. Traditionally the material for the homes came from the place where the home was built, stones from the land or the river and trunks of the trees. The number and type of stones that should be used depended on the plan and the climatic location of the house.
Develop or acquire cottage style house design that are complementary to the texture of the construction materials and harmonize with the property. The stone is very heavy so that the total weight of the house should be considered when placing the house on the property. Obtain an evaluation of the professional terrain, investigate local building laws and regulations and obtain the necessary permits. Within this information should be contained the way to locate a place for the water well and the location of the septic system in relation to the well, or even within a City.
Choose the type of stone for cottage style house to use according to the climate, such as limestone for dry climates or granite for more extreme climates. The amount of stone needed depends on the plan of the house, have a wide variety of clean stones available. The stones must be heavy, difficult to break, and when they break they must be irregularly shaped. Some examples of stones that can be used for construction are basalt and granite. Shape the stones with a hammer, if necessary, using the safety glasses.