Design and Architecture

The caveman of our day: a man turned the cave by the age of 250 million years into a cozy dwelling with sewers, heated floors and Internet access

Each of us at least once dreamed at least for a while to escape from civilization and modern life. "Caveman" Angelo Mastropietro made this dream a reality! He settled in a cave, which is 250 million years old, in Worcestershire - and now for the amenities that are available, it can not be distinguished from the city apartment. The man spent about 160,000 pounds and about 1000 hours of his life on it, but still managed to bring comfort to the wild.

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The former head of the Australian recruitment company decided to leave the old nervous life and "go underground" in Worcestershire.

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He spent about 160,000 pounds on this after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2007. For some time he was killed and crushed, but then he told himself: "I want to live in a place where I will have a healthier and happier life."

The father of two children shoveled about 80 tons of stone before he managed to make the dream a reality

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He claims that his diagnosis was “a catalyst for him, reminding him that it’s time to treat your health and lifestyle respectfully.”
A Worcestershire native first learned about this cave in 1999. The cave, which was used as a dwelling for 300 years, was abandoned in the 1940s.

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Angelo bought the cave - the oldest rock housing, preserved in Europe until the 20th century - for 62 thousand pounds. With a budget of 100,000 pounds, working independently, he soon turned it into a cozy apartment. Only work on the interior doors took him 11 days ...

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Angelo is sleeping here. This is probably the quietest bedroom in the world!

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Luxurious living room in a cave house.

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The walls in Angelo's house are white.

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In this photo, Mr. Mastropietro is sitting in the bathroom, which he had to remodel into the shower - Angelo realized that he could not heat enough water to fill it.

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The low arches of the walls and decorations made of pebbles give the shower a unique look, and the heated towel rail makes it comfortable.

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Mr Mastropietro, who independently designed and built this kitchen, discovered the cave when he was hiding there with friends from the rain during a cycle walk.

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The walls and contours of the house still remind us that once there was a cave here, although the dwelling was decorated with modern materials.

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The water enters the Angelo house from its own well 80 meters deep. For the manufacture of sinks used organic materials - wood and stone.

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Mastropietro didn’t need planning and construction permits, so his fantasy turned in all its glory. Angelo’s ambitious project was shown on British television, and he truly captured the viewers ’imagination.

“I like these challenges,” says Angelo. “My name means“ master of the stones, ”so this is probably my vocation. Without a shadow of a doubt, I can say that I did it with the same passion as I used to invest in my company. I am proud and happy. It was a really creative challenge. ”

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Through the huge glass windows in the house constantly receives light. On the huge terrace you can enjoy the views of the creeping plants on the walls of the house.

The main distinctive features of the house are a huge terrace, cozy secluded rooms and light walls. And in this photo you see the top of the chimney.

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The cave was formed in a block of sandstone, in an area that probably inspired Professor Tolkien to invent a world of Middle-earth.

Angelo Mastropietro invested in his new home a huge physical labor, which, among other things, contributed to the improvement of his health.

Wanting to live in solitude and tranquility, Angelo, nevertheless, did not refuse either electricity, or plumbing, or even the Internet. However, as he says, "with all the convenience of housing, it retains a certain cave charm."