People have lived in caves since ancient times. The cave was the first home of the human species, and today, thousands of years later, it is still continues to be in some places in the world. Moreover, some caves were turned into luxury hotels where, for a room, some are willing to pay thousands of euros per night. There are many such places in the world and today we’ll show you some of the most spectacular ones!
House of Stone – Portugal
A controversial house in a Portuguese village, which was often said to be not real, but rather a Photoshop edit. However, the house is as real as possible and was made by joining two huge rocks, which is also why it was nicknamed “The Flintstone House”. The interior is simple and, especially after it appeared in the Portuguese film Moon, the house has become a real tourist attraction.
Dietikon Earth Home Complex – Switzerland
These houses were designed by architect Peter Vetsch, and are grouped around an artificial lake. There are nine different sized houses ranging from 3 to 7 bedrooms. To maximize the benefits of natural light, bedrooms are located north, while living rooms are located south. The bathrooms have natural light from the ceiling and each house has its own basement.
Cave dwellings in Kandovan, Iran
The village of Kandovan is located far away in northwestern Iran. Here, people live in beautiful modern cave houses. The houses date back to about 700 years and are said to have been created after the Mongol invasion. The houses are called “Karan”.
Domus Civita, the house from Civita di Bagnoregio – Italy
Civita di Bagnoregio is a hill in Tuscany, accessible via a bridge. The city has a beautiful charm, with cobbled streets and charming cafes. Domus Civita is the perfect home for those who want to spend their honeymoon in a special setting, and also for larger families (it can accommodate up to 6 people). The place includes a pool, a jacuzzi, an art gallery and a wine cellar, all accessible from this dwelling tdating back to the 14th century.
Metmata Underground Houses – Tunisia
The Matmata village of Tunisia lies at the foot of a hill, a place where Berbers have dug their homes for more than 1,000 years to live in somewhat cooler places than the extremely dry and arid climate in the area. There are more than 100 homes here, and there is even an underground hotel. The houses are built around artificial craters, at depths of 5-10 meters, have doors and windows and are interconnected through a tunnel maze. Matmata was one of the filming locations in Star Wars.
The Cave Swimming Pool in Oia – Santorini Greece
Everyone knows how beautiful the Greek island of Santorini is and how many luxurious hotels it is home to, being a place loved by those who want (and can afford) to organize their wedding here. The cave pool is located in Oia and belongs to a boutique hotel, Andronis Luxury Suites. The price for one night starts at 1700 euros.
Villa Vals – Switzerland
Built by architect Christian Mueller into a hill located in a Swiss town called Vals. The house is just a few minutes away from the famous thermal waters of Vals.
Cappadocia Caves – Turkey
Luxury hotels have emerged within these caves and rock formations alongside ordinary residences or churches connected by tunnels.
Hobbit Houses in Matamata – New Zealand
The hobbit houses filmed in the Lord of the Rings series are located in Matamata, New Zealand and have been open to tourists. If you are a fan of the Lord of the Rings, then you must visit this place at list once in your lifetime! The small village has a unique, charming vibe.