Less is more with this efficiency polished like a rocket in the countryside of Spain. The Garoza House is a prefab concept by Herreros Arquitectos based on a one room floor plan broken up only by the coasting of a narrow loft.  Just barely standing on the ground like a ballerina on her tip toes, a few beams hold up the entire structure. It shadows the rock below leaving minimal impact on nature. Grabbing the colors of tree tops and the reflections of clouds whether bright white or cool gray, it moves with the tapestry of the day as a 24 hour transforming canvas.

Inside the front door, unfinished plywood peppers the walls floors and ceilings. The height makes up for the narrow space, rooms are interrupted only by staple furniture pieces. Light fixtures hold out their long arms above and the progressive deck hangs off the west side drawing occupants to the extended living space under the stars. It’s a plunge into an artistic balance of modern meets modest, preserving nature appreciating who was here first.

Allison

Allison Parker is a proud stay at home mom maintaining a full schedule kissing boo boos and passing out hugs just because. Her days many times are spent between the garden and the kitchen. From a journey of learning whole food eating habits, she's taken on the challenges of baking bread, muffins and cakes from scratch and filling the cellar shelves with scores of her own canned goods each year. Writing is one of those things she does because its part of who she is. That and it's a nice break from the never ending work that comes with raising a family.