The Story Behind this Isolated House on a Rock
The story behind this isolated house on a rock goes back to 1968. This unique house was built was almost 50 years ago on the river Drina, near Bajina Basta, a town located in western Serbia. A group of young people who enjoyed exploring the great outdoors considered that this rock located on the river Drina was the perfect spot for a shelter.
Leave it to nature lovers to put their huge dose of fantasy in action and build a very resistant house in the most unexpected place. The shelter is so well-built that even after half of century it is still standing proud. Since this isolated house is located on a river, constant floods keep testing its structure.
The house was built completely out of wood from a nearby demolished shed, which the group of young people decided to reclaim. All the wood was brought to the rock by kayak and in some cases it was thrown in the river and let to float downstream where somebody was waiting on the rock in order to catch the materials.
This isolated house is now a gem that makes all the locals proud and since it has been around for almost 50 years, it has become a place of many legends and stories, besides its primordial shelter role for nature enthusiasts caught in water while crossing the river.
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Here’s a video of the river Drina flooding up and hitting the shelter really, really hard.