Yes, you read correctly, this article is about cave houses for sale. The first thing that comes to mind might be a primitive home for cavemen, but I can assure you they look nothing like that. They actually look like a proper home and can even serve other purposes like an office, holiday home or even a hotel.
What exactly is a cave house?
Caves are perhaps the oldest form of shelter known to men. Nevertheless, they are usually overlooked as possible homes by most people. However, in a few places around the world cave houses have survived and are still used as homes up to the present day. They come with a lot of history attached.
Cave homes are caved out of solid rock. But don’t worry, you don’t need to carve it yourself. There are a lot of cave houses that are waiting to be restored. Needless to see that each single one of it is truly unique.
Due to their many environmentally friendly advantages, they have been newly discovered and increased in popularity.
What is great about a cave home?
Because cave rooms are inside the rock, they keep approximately the same temperature in summer and winter, a comfortable 16 up to 19°C.
This makes them perfect in the usually hot weather that you have outside, like for example in Andalusia Spain, where we found a spot popular for cave houses. As a result, there is no need for any air conditioning in the summer. Just in winter time it would be good to have some sort of heating. But even the heating costs are lower than in standard built houses. Therefore, electricity consumption and running costs are much lower.
Cosy in the Winter and cool in the Summer
Another great advantage is that you have a lot less maintenance. There are almost no external walls that could need some new paint or a roof that could start leaking.
Also, they usually come in a very nice setting, places where you can relax and unwind but usually close enough to some villages that provide everything for your daily needs.
Where can I find cave houses for sale?
There are some real estate agents that would be specialised to show and explain you the process of buying a cave home. Cave houses for sale can be found on property portals such as www.listproperty4free.com
Have you bought a cave house recently and like to share your experience? Please feel free to leave a comment below.