Quarry Cave Home—France
Cave Palace Ranch—Utah
The cave dwellings of Cappadocia, Turkey, have housed families for hundreds of years, although the rocks' appearance has changed over time due to erosion. The area has many villages with caves used for shops and hotels as well as private homes.
Chulo Canyon Cave House—Arizona
Polished wood countertops and cabinets, as well as stone and mortar, enhance the natural feel of the Chulo Canyon Cave House in Bisbee, Arizona. This home also enjoys water from a wall seep that produces 20 to 25 gallons of water a day for drinking and cooking.
La Palma Cave Homes—Spain
The beautiful Canary Islands contain a number of tiny cave homes, many of which have been inhabited for centuries. The temperate climate and naturally occurring alcoves appeal to people from all over the world who want to experience a simple, off-grid lifestyle.
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Columbarium Cave Apartment—Israel
Visitors to Shefek, Israel, enjoy renting this cozy 2-bedroom, 592-square-foot cave apartment. Natural stone walls keep visitors cool in the hot summers, and a fireplace warms weary travelers in winter.
Kinver Edge Cave Dwellings—England
Staffordshire, England, is yet another region popular with cave-loving homeowners. The dwellings here, carved out of the local sandstone, were likely an inspiration for the cave-like homes in Tolkein’s The Hobbit.
Coober Pedy Cave Homes—Australia
This opal mining area of Australia is another region with multiple cave homes. Inhabitants enjoy all the amenities of modern living and keep cool underground in the sweltering Australian summers.
Beckham Creek Cave Lodge—Arkansas
If you’re considering living in a cave, why not try one out first? Book a couple of nights at Beckham Creek Cave Lodge in Parthenon, Arkansas. This moss-draped 5-bedroom haven is a great base to explore other nearby caves as well.
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