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Date: July 28, 2013

Author: Mette Rodtnes

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Stonework

Many of the traditional stone houses – or cascine – in Piemonte were built 200 – 300 years ago. In the 50ties and 60ties the traditional Piemontese stonehouse went out of fashion, as building in stone was associated with poverty. New houses would now be built in bricks and many people chose to plaster over their old stone walls. As a result, the craftsmen of the region started to lose…

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