On The Rocks

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June 11, 2011
Originally published in Beach Houses We Love
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  Like many others, the home was built painstakingly by hand by its owners.
    Like many others, the home was built painstakingly by hand by its owners.
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  Built into the volcanic rock, this wooden home serves primarily as a retreat to the shore during Tenerife’s hot summer months. It’s on a rocky beach not far from the town of Santa María del Mar on the Añaza coast.
    Built into the volcanic rock, this wooden home serves primarily as a retreat to the shore during Tenerife’s hot summer months. It’s on a rocky beach not far from the town of Santa María del Mar on the Añaza coast.
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  The natural shelter afforded by the volcanic cave not only keeps residents cool during the summer, but makes for a striking whitewashed ceiling.
    The natural shelter afforded by the volcanic cave not only keeps residents cool during the summer, but makes for a striking whitewashed ceiling.
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  Cave dwelling so near the seemingly endless blue water has a distinctly no-frills vibe, but it’s hard to argue with the view.
    Cave dwelling so near the seemingly endless blue water has a distinctly no-frills vibe, but it’s hard to argue with the view.
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  The aesthetic at this end of Tenerife is humble: Note the surfboards-cum-benches on the patio.
    The aesthetic at this end of Tenerife is humble: Note the surfboards-cum-benches on the patio.
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  Like many others, the home was built painstakingly by hand by its owners.
    Like many others, the home was built painstakingly by hand by its owners.
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  This small living room has all the trappings of a Spanish flat, save for the volcanic rock undulating above. The house is near the town El Chorrillo on Tenerife’s eastern coast.
    This small living room has all the trappings of a Spanish flat, save for the volcanic rock undulating above. The house is near the town El Chorrillo on Tenerife’s eastern coast.
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  With little beach to speak of, sunbathing is confined to a craggy bit of rock just above the water at this house near the town of Las Caletillas.Don't miss a word of Dwell! Download our  FREE app from iTunes, friend us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter!
    With little beach to speak of, sunbathing is confined to a craggy bit of rock just above the water at this house near the town of Las Caletillas.

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