Located in the Serra de Arrabida, the first Fort to be constructed for defense purpose was the Fort os São Domingos da Baralha, a XVII century stone made Fort that once hosted a christian chapel where the sailors used to get blessed before their adventures.

At present the Fort is a ruin, and not much is left of its original status, it is used as a base for fishing.

Therefore the house would be for fishermen.

The house is a simple stone box, inserted at the base of the ruin, so to both offer a double terrace and a hidden house.

There is one door and one window, all facilities are hidden behind the sole internal wall.

A house that is a refuge.