[Trending Now] They Thougt That A Homeless Beggar Lives In This Cave That Smells Horrible But They Were All Shocked When They Discovered What's Inside!
Once mankind evolved into the thinking creatures we are in the present day – we no longer needed to live in caves for shelter . Howev...
Once mankind evolved into the thinking creatures we are in the present day – we no longer needed to live in caves for shelter.
However, this former businessman decided to build his dream home in a renovated cave.
Why? He wanted to help cure his Multiple Sclerosis.
37-year-old former businessman Angelo Mastropietro spent a total of eight months transforming this 800-year-old disused cave into a 21st-century ‘hobbit hole.’
His new home is complete with the comforts of a modern home including running water, under floor heating and even wi-fi.
According to the story by the DailyMail, The former recruitment boss thought of buying the cave after he was diagnosed with MS 8 years ago.
Upon the discovery of this condition, Mr. Mastropietro decided to drastically change his life – far away from the stress and unhealthy choices of his former life.
Amazingly he renovated this entire cave by himself! He carved, drilled and cut into the sandstone hillside – managing to excavate over 70 tons of rock and stone!
And he did all this despite his health condition.
He appeared on the British television series “Grand Designs” where he described how he managed to do this work and why he chose such a location.
“MS was triggered by health and lifestyle and that was the catalyst I needed to remind me that I needed to be mindful of my health and be respectful of my lifestyle. I wanted to be in a place where I had a happier and healthier life,” he said
“It's in a beautiful location, it's uplifting, it makes you feel good, it's very relaxing. While you are a mile from the nearest pub or supermarket, you're a thousand miles back in history,” he added
Mr. Mastropietro lived in Australia for more than a decade before returning to Britain. The father of two said he first came across this cave back in 1999 when he and friends were looking for shelter during a rainy day.
A decade later he discovered that the cave property was up for sale at £62,000
With a budget of £100,000, he began his work.
He didn’t need planning permission for this project and had no one to guide him through the work. He only used his own imagination – kind of like a game of real life Minecraft.
Apparently, the forested and cliff areas inspired JRR Tolkien to create Middle Earth and his most famous work The Lord of the Rings.
While Mr. Mastropieto wanted to keep the cave aesthetic – he couldn’t fully commit to living off the land. That’s why he had modern conveniences installed.
"I want to celebrate that it is a cave dwelling, but I want to add modern day luxuries," Mastropietro says. "It definitely has a modern feel but hopefully retains some cave charm."
Watch the building process here!
What an enchanting home! It’s amazing what a person can do with a little money and a lot of imagination!
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