Despite this apparent trend, I doubt that you have ever seen a space similar to that built by Angelo Mastropietro, a former head of a recruitment company.
Ten years after taking refuge in a cave during a storm, Angelo decided to buy a 700-year-old natural shelter in Worcestershire, UK. But rather than just owning this unusual property, Angelo decided to make it a home.
After more than 1,000 hours of work and around £ 160,000, 38 years, the man built a dream property with a lot of comfort, including a rain shower, a wood stove, and a heated towel rack.
What makes Angelo’s story even more incredible is that he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2007, leaving him temporarily paralyzed. His health reminded him of the importance of being aware of his health and living in a place where he could be happy and healthy.
It was then that Angelo acquired the 700-year-old cave, which is carved into 250-million-year-old sandstone cliffs. Barcroft TV set up a short video featuring the amazing house.
In addition to being downright impressive, what I particularly like about this house in the cave is that it shows that there are many replacement homes. Is it realistic and feasible for everyone to buy one and dig a luxury home? Absolutely not.
But the more the alternative structures are built and promoted, the more likely they will be to remain a growing trend.
Prevention vs reaction
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The last point I wanted to touch on Angelo’s story. Too many of us, like Angelo, have a reactive rather than proactive approach to our health. We are caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, often ignoring the warning signs that our body is actively sending us.
What do you think of this house in the cave? Could you live there? Tell us your opinion in the comment section below!
The cost of the work: 303 000 euros, just that! On the other hand, the result is worth the candle:
According to the Daily Mail, Angelo’s goal was to return to England to build a beautiful and healthy home. According to him :
My multiple sclerosis has been triggered by my health and lifestyle. This electroshock allowed me to realize how much I had to pay attention. I need to live in a healthy place, in which I will be happy.
Source photo :Channel 4
Angelo discovered this cave in 1999 during a bike ride when he needed shelter from the rain. Abandoned in the 1940s, it would have been converted 300 years earlier.
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