Discover the technique of Build dry stone walls

As a building technique, dry stone walling was declared intangible heritage of humanity by the UNESCO on 28 November 2018.

The technique consists of stacking stones without using any other building materials, such as mortar.

It causes no harmful environmental impacts and is an example of a harmonious relationship between man and nature. It also improves biodiversity and creates microclimates that are beneficial for agriculture.

There are thousands of dry stone constructions in Catalonia. This wall at the Camping Les Medes was built in April 2019 by Modest and Xavier from Prat Comú Empresa d’Inserció S.L. (Vilamaniscle, Alt Empordà).

 

Camping Les Medes, L’Estartit, May 2019

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