Gallery: 6 Awesome Caves to Call Home

Originally built over 700 years ago, the cave homes near Mount Sahand in Iran were carved in the side of the volcanic rock mountains. Now a popular area for hotels and resorts, the cave rooms keep cool during the day thanks to the natural insulation and deflection of solar gain. The interiors are decked with traditional and historical textiles, rugs and pillows for modern comfort.


Modern cave dwellers can enjoy the benefits of natural insulation, low energy bills, beautiful landscapes and living in part of natural history! Curious folk can join the cave like, and rent a room in many of the cave dwelling hotels around the globe.

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  1. joanna farrugia June 27, 2012 at 4:10 am

    There is a cave house like these in Malta. Unfortunately I do not have a photo of it. It is called Gharukasa in Maltese which translated means literally, house and cave!

  2. canivan February 2, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    My kind of house.
    Must have been hard putting it together.

  3. greenworker75 January 6, 2012 at 4:18 am

    I wonder if they’re any serious flooding problems. How many sump-pumps do they have?

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