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userlezdaw
Posted: 7 March 2007 9:33 PM
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the kids came back from granada, with photos and film of cave houses, can any one tell us about them.[ do you live in one ]whats its like to live in them, what size are rooms.
usertwooks
Posted: 7 March 2007 10:22 PM
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troglodytes of the world unite - http://www.andalucia.com/accommodation/cavehouses.htm

no good for me tho. couldn't imagine living underground, struggle with road tunnels.

usercolin
Posted: 7 March 2007 10:46 PM
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I was going to say you don't need to go that far, but you haven't filled in location so I might be wrong, anyway you can see them in shropshire.
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Posted: 8 March 2007 8:47 AM
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Cave houses - troglodyte homes - are found in many areas of the world, from Europe to Australia.  One of the finest examples is in the Loire Valley at Rochemenier, not far from Saumur.  People created whole villages like this, and many still live in these houses today.  The houses remain at a fairly constant temperature, around 12 degrees if I remember rightly, and in the olden times it was common to spend many waking hours together in a large hall, spinning and weaving and getting a little bit warmer, while the men farmed the surrounding countryside.  The villages sometimes had a church or chapel, farm buildings and room for pressing wine and the like.
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Posted: 8 March 2007 9:34 AM
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colin - 2007-03-07 10:46 PM

I was going to say you don't need to go that far, but you haven't filled in location so I might be wrong, anyway you can see them in shropshire.


Absolutely correct Colin, but I'd like to point out that we's not all cave dwellers round 'ere!

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Posted: 8 March 2007 5:47 PM
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I saw such homes in Almeria, when we were there in Jan this year. The frontages looked quite normal, but without any sides.
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Posted: 8 March 2007 7:43 PM
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Dave Newell - 2007-03-08 9:34 AM

colin - 2007-03-07 10:46 PM

I was going to say you don't need to go that far, but you haven't filled in location so I might be wrong, anyway you can see them in shropshire.


Absolutely correct Colin, but I'd like to point out that we's not all cave dwellers round 'ere!

D.

I still can't remember name of town, but we where close to it when gf gave way to a car coming down a steep hill( I was in passenger seat unable to drive because of bad back) not having very good clutch control, on the third atempt to restart she hammered throttle and dropped clutch when rolling backwards! shearing off drive shaft bolts, still on the bright side didn't burn any petrol on the journey home
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