Tower-houses

A tower house is a particular type of stone structure, built for defensive purposes as well as habitation.

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Benedictine Convent of St. John: the oldest towerhouse in the Alps (from the 10th century)
Berat and Gjirokastra: Typical houses consist of a tall stone block structure which can be up to five stories high (kule at Gjirokastra)
Koutammakou: Takienta tower houses
Mesa Verde: Square Tower House
Regensburg: Ca. 40 patrician houses
Rila Monastery: Hrelyo's Tower, built in 1334-5 by protosebastos Hrelja in the courtyard of the Rila Monastery, is a pre-Ottoman example of an autonomous tower that served residential as well as defensive purposes (wiki)
Um er-Rasas: stylites

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