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Welcome to Solid Stone House Company!

Solid Stone House is a small construction company, established in Crete since 2007, specializing in building stone houses.

We build houses which are

  • Earthquake resistant
  • Damp-free interiors
  • Totally completed quality construction at agreed cost
  • Build one at a time without haste

We design houses for our customers

  • Strictly traditional - best achieved by creating a faithful replica of an old house already existing locally. For such houses selection can be made from our large collection of photos and books on local architecture. We can use traditional materials hand crafted and processed to resemble the originals ( such as clay drain pipes on outer walls).

  • We may combine elements of traditional and modern homes. Such designs, for the exterior and interior of the house, will need to be discussed by appointment.

Our Goal

is to design your home in complete harmony with its natural and architectural surroundings, in such a way that it both reflects and respects its environment.

We want to work with customers who share this aspiration.

Earthquake resistant:

  • A stone house when soundly built can be far more resistant to earth tremors than concrete frame houses.
  • Our architect-engineer Mr. Bikakis specializes in the design and construction of such houses and follows all specifications to the letter.
  • Step-by-step photographs of every stage of construction provide proof positive of our constant supervision.
    Read more information on earthquake-resistance here.(????)

Our houses are environmentally friendly:

  • We avoid cutting down mature trees. Our timber (pine) is imported from controlled-cutting forest areas in Austria.
  •  We space each of our houses in such a way as to retain the maximum land area around it.
  •  The stone used is extracted from licensed quarries.

We encourage owners to plant local plants: trees and shrubs which blend in with the local environment. Water in Melidoni is plentiful: this however, has not always been the case. Careful conservation is always advisable.

We do not install any garden lights, and our outdoor (veranda) lights are discreetly dim. We urge customers not ot place strong lighting outdoors after they buy the porperty for the following reasons. They:

      • disturb animals such as owls when houses are set in a natural setting such as the edge of Melidoni village.
      • alter the character fo a traditional settlement.
      • are as disturbing as loud noise in a tranquil place.

Stone houses can be cooled naturally and do not need air conditioning even during hot summer days with no wind. All you have to do is open windows at night and keep them closed in the mornings. The outside air is hotter than the inside, until late in the afternoon.
Natural cool air conditioning cuts down on energy consumption.

Our houses are a sound investment for the future
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