Hermit house, created by Nissim Cachlon, Herzlyia

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Comments (9)

seventhheaven on May 13, 2013

Very interesting and nicely captured!F!

Nadia Kushnir on May 13, 2013

WOW! Very interesting! LIKE!

all_mir on May 24, 2013

Интересно! Что это? Можно краткое пояснение? Алекс

Nameofrose on May 25, 2013

Hello Aleks, I found a little bit more information about that house : Hermit House is a spectacular though unconventional example of vernacular architecture in a similar vein to the Watts Towers. The earthen residence is situated on a cliff overlooking the Mediterranean near the Sidna Ali Mosque in Herzliya, Israel. Its owner, designer, and creator, Nissim Cachlon, has been building the structure solely by hand since the late 1970s, tunneling deep into the cliff side and using natural sea materials. The structure includes dozens of chambers covered in highly elaborate tile mosaics made of recycled materials such as blue glass from broken Maccabee beer bottles, plates, and other debris washed ashore. Local city authorities have so far been unable to oust the code non-compliant resident. Rising sea levels, caused in part by the city's construction of a jetty, now pose a threat to Cachlon's work of several decades. Hermit House's exterior is publicly visible and requests for interior tours are occasionally honored by its owner.

all_mir on May 25, 2013

Hi LAURA! Thank you so much for the comment! Alex.

H Subhash on May 27, 2013

Hi Dear Laura Great House & Shoot.


With warm regards & Greetings from India. H. Subhash

Andrjuschenka on June 11, 2013

I really didn´t know that there´s appartment design even for hermits nowadays...!

And it´s quite nice - and I like your photo very much! :-)

All my best wishes to you - for a wonderful cozy evening! :-):-)


Nameofrose on June 12, 2013

Hello Subhash and Andreas, thank you for your comments and likes, greetings from Mediterranean sea, Nora

Maurice MAZELLIER on June 13, 2013

Vous avez dit.! - " Original. ".. Pour ma part c'est, Gagné.. + j'aime , Beaucoup.. l'Image.**

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  • Uploaded on May 13, 2013
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    by Nameofrose
    • Taken on 2013/05/12 17:15:07
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    • ISO Speed: ISO200
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