Tuesday, 22 April 2014

More about our cave house

Hi everybody,

I want to show you a few photos of our cave house in Andalucía. It's built in an embankment of sorts, as you can see in this photo. The roof used to be a sloping landscape, but we wanted to have a patio on the top. 
So we built it up (it's hollow underneath so that the cave can breathe) and have made a lovely patio now.
This is what the patio looks like. We've since had a balustrade made.(Please excuse the awful dressing gown!).  We like having breakfast up there. The view is amazing!

But we were left with ugly brickwork on the front. So now my DH Graham is in the process of rendering the facade. It was tricky to get scaffolding up as the tiles are sloping but he managed it.
It's not finished yet, but when it is, I shall blog about it and show you a picture.

That's it for tonight.
God bless and....Keep scrapping!


  1. I love the idea of a cave house. Do you have to submit plans to the local authorities before you extend your cave.

  2. Yes Lynette, we had to apply for planning permission and also permission to do the work. For each we needed to pay a hefty fee (based on their estimation, which is more than double our estimation, especially as my DH does it all himself). I believe you also need permission for any work inside, but we have not done that. We've just gone ahead and made it the way we like it inside.
    Our house is super insulated so nice and cool in the hot summer. In winter it gets very cold here because of the altitude and we get quite a bit of snow and below zero temperatures. But inside is very cosy. We have a stove that burns almond shells and also a wood burner.
    Thanks for looking at my blog.
    God bless

  3. A very interesting post! I loved seeing the photos and reading your explanations. The view from the patio on the roof looks amazing. thanks for sharing.

  4. What an interesting place you live in, I love your 'cave' and your dressing gown

    1. Sorry about the awful dressing gown! It was the only photo I had at the time. It's all finished now and it looks very nice.