10 Cave Homes We’d Like to Live In

Four teenagers stumbled upon an incredible collection of prehistoric cave paintings in 1940. While historians, conservationists, and archaeologists discuss the importance of the 17,000-year-old Lascaux caves this week, we felt inspired by the underground complex to explore homes that have been tucked away in caves across the world. Eco-friendly, earth homes have become increasingly popular, so it should come as no surprise that homeowners are writing their own page in a Tolkien tale by setting up camp in these natural shelters. The green benefits are a big draw, but several modern cavepeople are proving that the alternative dwellings don’t have to sacrifice style and comfort. Check out a few amazing cave homes we’d totally live in past the break. Feel free to share your favorites in the comments below.

Real-Life Flinstones Cave Home

This striking stone house is located in Nas montanhas de Fafe in Portugal and looks like a remnant from the fictional town of Bedrock. It’s actually a holiday home set in the countryside. Not much is known about the spherical boulder on a lush hill, but we adore its mini cave construction, because it reminds us of the Flintstones.