Someday I will build a house house

There are many types of owner built homes. I dream of building myself one someday. My favorite is stone but there are straw, cordword and even paper.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Cave house

I could live in a cave. They look cozy. I don't need natural light in my bedroom. And I'm always reminded of "Tom Sawyer". I would want to have a secret passageway out the back that the bad guys like Injun Joe don't know about. Or keep the whole place secret like this guy.

I never realized so many people live in caves all around the world. A lot in China and in Spain and France and Turkey. Most of these are not technically caves, because they are man-made. Apparently there are many places where the rock is soft like sandstone or limestone and people have just dug into the sides of cliffs. Less common are natural caves where people just set up housekeeping or fashion a fabulous living space.

I would like to try it out sometime staying in a cave on vacation in Spain. Here you can buy one for 90,000 euros. Notice how the bedrooms are way in the back. It must be very quiet.


  • At 7/08/2006 6:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    more on cave houses (lots of links): spanish


  • At 2/15/2009 7:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    i lived in my davis cave for 25 years. very safe,quiet comfortable with a beautiful secluded view .the yuppies in our town would rather have granite countertops and impress their friends.making it hard to sell.

  • At 4/01/2009 10:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    There are some really nice cave houses out there to rent and buy in southern Spain and they look great. Just about every type of cave property you could ever imagine is available. Take a look at all that's available at this site:

  • At 4/01/2009 10:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

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