We came to Andalucia looking for a cave house to call our own and somehow ended up with not 1 but 2 cave homes on one property. In the short-term we hope to rent them as holiday caves, but our longer term plan is to live in one and rent out the other.
They are in Barr Del Perchel, a small hamlet less than 5 miles from Baza (the largest town in the region).
Within minutes of leaving the motorway you are truly in rural Spain, a single track road (which is not even on your GPS) winds through olive groves and copses of poplar trees before shortly arriving at our cave homes. With an almond orchard opposite and stunning views from the hilltop above our cave we have the best of both worlds – tranquility and solitude, whilst still being close to all the amenities needed for day-to-day living.
Both our cave homes have an open plan kitchen/dining/lounge with a fireplace for the winter months; 2 bedrooms and a bathroom. The caves have previously been renovated to allow them to be used as rural tourism rental properties, sadly though they have been empty for close to 7 years, so are in desperate need of both repair and alteration to meet our needs.
How Cave Homes looked when we first saw them
We wanted the names of our cave homes to reflect how we reached this point in our lives and believe me the choosing of the names was no easy task.
The initial renovation work was scheduled for early 2016.
How Cave Homes look in May 2016
The transformation literally blew us away !
There is still further work to be done and as the work progresses we will continue to update this page.