Thursday, October 21, 2010

Cave Dwellings

For the most part, I like life in the big city.

But every now and again I wish I could run away, and cave life sounds like it would be a nice change of pace. :)


Troglodydique caves in Amboise

An old cave dwelling

M8227871

Cappadocia from the air, #25

La Toulzanie

guyaju ancient chinese cave dwelling

Screen shot 2010-10-20 at 3.31.07 PM

Cave Dwelling

Cave dwelling

Ancient Home

Cave dwelling

cave dwelling


Troglodyte dwelling, Matmata, Tunisia

Turkey - Cappadocia - 09-33

Kanheri Caves: higher-level dwelling

Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico

T8227222

Cave dwelling

Screen shot 2010-10-20 at 3.33.23 PM

Cave houses, Goreme

Cave dwelling

Cappadocia from the air, #33

Casa y alpendre cueva / Country house and cave

Well, as long as I had all of the amenities like running water, electricity, DSL, etc., plus a hunky man by my side to take care of any bats, wild animals, and/or creepy crawlies.

Share/Bookmark

35 comments:

pearls said...

I second that... as long as I have the world at my fingertips and a hunky guy then bring on the cave... otherwise I would be a big baby come night fall.

Ebony said...

UGH! You and me both. I'd love to pack my yellow duffle bag and go as far as JetBlue will carry me for $213. The idea of a cave being at my destination would be perfect. I want the kind of place Osama bin Laden would hide in if he had $213 and JetBlue ... where only an angry baby mama could find me. Although realistically, if he owed taxes probably the IRS would find him as they will likely find me.

Although, the 4th picture looks too much like a hornet's nest so it would freak me out more than a little.

Dancing Branflake said...

These are incredible!!! I would love to live in a community like this and pretend I was elves living in Mordor.

Seriously, hunky men sometimes are more scared of spiders than me. It is the most frustrating thing ever.

Christiejolu said...

Those are so cool!!! But yeah no creepy crawlies for sure!!!

Missy said...

I could live in a cave. Cold, dark...

Isabel said...

i would stay a night then come home to the city LOL

L.A. Daze said...

Some of these remind me of ant houses. Ant hills. Ant holes. Okay, what do you call them??

Alisa said...

Cool post!!

Kitty Stampede said...

hahhahaha...Ditto woman, Ditto!

I'm kind of more on the cabin in the woods side of things but same idea. ;P
these are so cool. Hopefully they wouldn't be too echoey though.

Caroline said...

OMG...I wanna live in a cave (with a hunky man...and some food and water...that's it).

SabinePsynopsis said...

As a kid I was always so fascinated by cave houses, these days I think they are a bit dark. On the other hand, it's normally pretty hot where they are.

I also had so much to answer to your comment yesterday but was too tired, so I left it for today... What shall I say - shouting is just the beginning! (and the hunky man definitely had to rescue me)

Rita/Fighting Off Frumpy said...

These are actually really awesome ... and some of them, for being what they are, look surprisingly cozy!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Oh my freaking gosh. YES. These cave dwellings are ridiculously insanely fabulous. It would be like living in a really cool fantasy movie. I didn't even know places like these even EXISTED!!

Brooke said...

I would love to spend a few days in a cave. I've watched some shows about the nicer ones on the Travel Channel. They look super cool.

bananas. said...

way cool but the flinstone life is not really my style.

i need cityscapes, people, and all the hustle and bustle that goes with it.

Diana said...

i want to go there!

only a movie said...

I would love to live in a cave. I love the Petra-looking one. Great post.

Kara said...

A) I love cliff dwellings and caves because we have a shitload of them in the Southwest

and

B) I'd love to crawl into a cave and hide right now, so this post is very apropos.

WendyB said...

I'm trying to crawl into the screen right now.

Adiya said...

Ahem!!!! No thank you *polite curtsy here* i'd take iron and glass skyscrapers anytime anyhow!

blueviolet said...

Who knew there were so many different types of dwellings like that? I'd love to explore!

Susan Erickson said...

I lived in a cave for a couple of months outside of the village of Matala, Crete, Greece....it was 1973 and the hippie, vagabond lifestyle suited me just fine....those were the days!.....

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Seriously so incredible and organic and yes hope it comes with a handyman and plumbing (ooh maybe some great indoor pools?)

Candice said...

Those are amazing! I wouldn't mind hanging out in one of those as long as there was TV, plumbing, cell phone reception, and AC/heating.

I'm not that picky.

Brown Girl said...

Seriously sign me up. Those look amazing!

Char said...

LOL yes, i'm with the ones - as long as it has cable and water facilities

adrienzgirl said...

I'm not living anywhere without running water and electricity. PERIOD. But the pictures are amazing!

georgia~gigi said...

Oh, wow, they are beautiful! I would love to just vacation a few days there! My first thought was ah, bats! I had a bat in my house this summer! I did an army crawl out the front door, as I am having a heart attack! It is a long story, but my neighbor came to help me and didn't find it ! It was in my house for a week, AH! When Jeremy came to see me It came out and he killed it!
So, there is my bat story, ha ha, anyway nice caves!
gi gi

Georgina Dollface said...

I could totally go for that! What an awesome collection of photos. When we were in Amsterdam we saw these really cool apartments made out of the wine cellars and shop storage rooms that lined the canals. I thought that those would be cools places to live. I've also always wanted to live in some sort or evil James Bond lair underwater that had windows and skylights that looked out onto coral reefs and gigantic sharks swimming by. - G

Pretty Little World said...

These are so amazingly pretty! I especially am fond of the ones that have mosses growing all about. Even though I imagine living in one would be less than ideal, it definitely does seem kind of romantic!

Lorena said...

What an amazing set of pictures !
I like living in the city too, well for the most part...
I hate taxi drivers, buses and loud neighbors.

Lily Riani said...

interesting! very very very INTERESTING. i dont mind visiting these places. seriously.

Jill said...

I love them all.

Now, I need a bone for my hair.

Down and Out Chic said...

talk about a getaway, these would definitely fit the bill for a little escape. i wonder if any of these have wireless? i wouldn't doubt it!

Sixpence and a Blue Moon said...

Like you, I want a hunky man to take care of all the scary things out there. Love the looks of these...and wouldn't you just love inviting people over for dinner.:)