A Peculiar Estalagem da D. Gertrudes 1 by Luis Baixinho, on Flickr
After the Mars Rover I was planning to build a fantastic/medieval MOC. Due to the lack of parts, I postponed this project and went ahead with this one. The idea was even to make a small inn of an unusual shape on an island. The main inspiration of the idea (and not the construction itself, since the result was to be quite different) came from a Miyasaki film, Porco Rosso. I liked the concept of "house-island" so much that I intend to return to the topic briefly.
A Peculiar Estalagem da D. Gertrudes 2 by Luis Baixinho, on Flickr
The construction process was quite linear as I was not interested in abusing with advanced techniques. I wanted attention to focus on the MOC itself and not the way I did it. I was building over several days without any great hurry and, amazingly, I just had to make a big change that led me to "split in half" the MOC to replace a part. Most of the details came naturally, always with some care so as not to break the apparent peace of the place and preserve a timeless air.
A Peculiar Estalagem da D. Gertrudes 3 by Luis Baixinho, on Flickr
A Peculiar Estalagem da D. Gertrudes 4 by Luis Baixinho, on Flickr
ps. I don't know if this is the best board for this MOC, since the era is historical but not defined. The Moderators can change it if you feel better.