Gallery: CAVE COMEBACK

 

Nothing suggests primitive like the archetypical caveman, but our less-evolved predecessors knew a thing or two about sustainable living. In Southern Spain, caves are still used as living spaces, hotels, restaurants, spas and theaters. These aren’t just ancient holes-in-the-wall still being put to use, but also brand new caves built by modern day cave-builders. Caves are both affordable and highly eco-friendly. They require almost no external construction materials and create minimal impact at the building site. Clay in the mediterranean climate is perfect for creating structurally sound caves, and today’s cave-builders specialize in excavating and molding this clay into modern, functional spaces.

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  1. bazavista August 30, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Cave living is the BEST !!! if you don’t believe me come stay in my vave house http://www.piablepebble.wix.com/cuevas-bazavista

  2. jimbob March 22, 2012 at 9:21 am
  3. Jeff Heath January 21, 2006 at 6:21 pm

    initial research for cave living. Actually, making a whole in the side of a slope, cliff and, or mountain. How do I obtain pertinant information towards estimated costs of blasting and digging?

  4. cave renovator November 10, 2005 at 3:55 pm

    Good information! although some caves are commanding prices above 300k euros now – there are still bargains though if you look hard enough

  5. Spaniardo September 1, 2005 at 2:35 pm

    Espa?a es as?.
    (Spain: that’s the way it is!)

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