Basalt Loft

A former miner’s pit-house in the village of Kottenheim in western Germany’s Vordereifel has been renovated and transformed into a holiday home. It now boasts a beautifully restored basalt façade and a brand new slate roof. The back façade and the adjoining pumice stone building, which dates to the 1970s, have been insulated and are clad with larch wood. The corten steel base and the perforated metal shutters add an industrial flavour. Inside, walls have been knocked down to create bright open spaces. On the ground floor you will find two bedrooms and the bathroom. The original staircase leads you up to the living, dining and cooking area. Here on this level basalt stones meet further industrial elements, such as the stainless steel stovepipe and stainless steel kitchen. Through large windows you look out into the surrounding greenery – and the best place to enjoy the view is from the reading nook.

What to do

Hiking, mountain biking, beekeeping courses, excursions to the Mosel Eifel region.

Why we like this house

A coherent renovation of an old miner’s house - a beautiful symbiosis of old and new.

This house is great for

Couples and families


There is an e-charging station at the house.


Region/Town DE – Germany, Rhineland-Palatinate, Kottenheim
Name Basalt Loft
Scenery On the outskirts of a small village in the Eifel
Number of guests up to 5 people
Completed 2016
Design Sven Förger, Bassenheim
Published emotion slow 03/04 2020, bauhandwerk 7-8/2017, VAB Magazine (Belgium) 7/2017, bauhandwerk 12/2016
Architecture Old & new
Accomodation House
Criteria 1-2 (house/apartment), 1-4 (house/apartment), 1-6 (house/apartment), Family, Hiking, Lake/river, Mountains, Pet-friendly, EV-charging station

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  1. Eine wunderschöne Ferienwohnung, die man mit folgenden Worten beschreiben kann: hell, modern, lichtdurchflutet, gemütlich, liebevoll und exklusiv eingerichtet, nachhaltig, zentral, ruhig gelegen, Blick ins Grüne, Parkplatz vorhanden, Ofen, mit lokalen Weinen und eigenem Imkerhonig … ich würde sofort einziehen :-)
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  2. Sehr schön saniertes Haus, gut durchdacht und mit Bezug auf Natur und natürliche Materialien. Wir haben uns von Anfang an wie zuhause gefühlt. Corinna & Lars waren super Gastgeber
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