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A growing breed of Briton is taking to troglodyte living – moving into Andalucía’s ancient cave houses.
Galera looks – at first glance – like any other pretty Andalucían village. Passing through the sleepy main square and on up the hill, the galleries of pristine cottages hove into view. If it weren’t for the more exotic foliage (and the lack of sea), you could be in a Cornish fishing village. But something doesn’t seem right. It takes a few seconds to register that all these ‘little boxes’ are just one room deep, and a couple more seconds to realise why: these are cave houses – hundreds of them.
They're chic, cheerful - and very cheap. No wonder Britons are flocking to the cave homes of Andalusia. Anthony Jeffries reports.
We've heard all the comments about Flintstones and dinosaurs and cavemen with clubs," says Iain Macdonald, sitting outside his home in the wilds of southern Spain. "But to be honest, if we weren't part of the 'community', I'd probably be making them myself."
This "community", which serves as the butt of so many jokes, is both old and young at the same time. Old, because we're talking about people who live in the earliest homes known to man. Young, because until a few years ago, this was a way of life which had all but disappeared.