Is buying a cave house the answer to a stressful life?
We’ve all heard the term ‘man cave’, often referring to a room in the home or outbuilding where men can escape from the world and immerse themselves all things masculine (usually games consoles and beer!), but what about cave house? It seems now the increasing stresses of everyday life are driving us back in time to living in actual caves…
Spanish property portal Kyero.com, who have a number of Spanish ‘cave’ home listings, suggest that 9.9 million working days were lost last year as a result of work-related stress, depression and anxiety, and claim that many people are responding to the stresses of life by going ‘off-grid’ and purchasing these traditional rustic properties.
Martin Dell, Director of the property portal, explains:
Spain is home to some wonderfully unique and quirky properties and its cave houses are some of the most intriguing. Built into hillsides and mountainsides, often with the rock being painstakingly hollowed out by hand, these homes offer truly individual environments for people looking for a different lifestyle.
‘Unreformed’ cave homes (a renovation project that is essentially a hole in the mountainside with no utilities) can be purchased for as little as 9,000 Euros (just over £7,000), and this rustic 3 bedroom cave home is currently on the market for 64,000 Euros (just over £50,000).