FOREST HOUSE HISTORY AND EVOLUTION
We are in the centre of the Guardamar dunes reforestation project. This house was built in 1906, based on local architectural models, but with neoclassical features on the façade and modernist features in some carpentry and the main staircase.
Engineer Mira made his design from an existing building that followed the floor plan of the houses built according to Larramendi criteria.
The house is divided into two different spaces. In one, the chief engineer in charge of designing the guidelines resided, and it consisted of two bedrooms, a hall, an office, a dining room, a kitchen and a pantry on the ground floor. There were also two rooms on the first floor and a turret that served as a meteorological station.
The other part of the house was occupied by the forest rangers that coordinated and monitored the plantations. This was made up of several rooms, a large interior patio, cistern, corral, stable and a large storage room on the upper floor.
In the last restoration, a part of the original structure of the building was recovered by removing the remodeling job done throughout the 20th century. In the house is exhibited the material that was left in when the reforestation task ended, the objects of the forest guards and also belongings that recovered from engineer Mira’s house in Hondón de las Nieves (Middle Vinalopo).