The Charms of Spain’s Cave Houses Reply

Spanish cave house


Lesley Gillilan writes for–Architectural historian Dr Greg Stevenson has a nose for a good buy. The founder of holiday cottage company Under the Thatch, he began by buying and restoring semi-derelict farm cottages in west Wales.

When he was priced out of Wales, he moved on to projects in Ireland, followed by others in Poland. Now he’s buying houses in Spain. Not any old houses, but cave houses, or casas cuevas – each one a Hobbit-like warren of underground rooms, with rock-cut windows peeking out of cliffs and chimneys poking out of grassy roofs.