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The trulli are unique buildings in white stone that can be found today in the towns such as Alberobello, Locorotondo, Cisternino, Martina Franca and Ceglie Messapica, in the region of Apulia, in Southern Italy. A trullo (plural, trulli) is a traditional Apulian dry stone hut with a conical roof (the term originates from the Greek 'trullos' which means dome).  The trulli were initially built as temporary field shelters and storehouses or as permanent dwellings by small farmers or agricultural workers.

This project consisted in the development of an agro tourism endeavor.  The existing stone trullo is located in the area of Martina Franca, in the countryside. The Owner requested the extension and renovation of the existing stone trullo and the construction of a new trullo containing one living room, a room and a bathroom. The landscaping was designed to blend with the existing vineyards and surroundings olive trees.