Barn - Urdabai Vizcaya If we could go back in time to the sixteenth century and stroll through the fields of Euskadi, we would enjoy the sight of numerous raised
barns of Garaixes, formerly very common in the villages of the eastern valleys of Vizcaya, but today there are very few left standing.
These outbuildings, called "garaixes" were the traditional village barns, built high on stone stilts to keep the wheat, fruits and meats
out of reach of the animals and to provide dry storage.
The Garaixe of Astei is built in larch wood, in imitation of the original barn, and is now a cozy cottage of 35 square meters with integrated
kitchen and bathroom, perfect for couples who want to enjoy themselves in a unique setting. The barn is lined with oak shelves and walls, and
collections of antique plates decorated with scenes of villages and cups with different Basque motives evoke ancient times.
The high level bedroom is decorated with artwork of artist and academic Erramun Landa which invites us to discover the cultural heritage of the Basque Country. Underneath
the Granary is a very private terrace and sitting room surrounded by trees, which is the perfect place to soak up the sounds and smells of this
unspoilt natural enclave.