18 August 2008
Many of our customers have often asked "Is it true you live in a cave?" Yes! we do in fact live underground. I think it is the word itself "cave" that initially tends to throw ones mind into all manner of dark places with bats and water running down the walls etc.
Thankfully the caves in Andalucia are far from that stereotype. Many have fallen into a state of dis-repair but can easily be renovated with a little research. Below is a picture of what we call the "breakfast bar" or rather a cosy seating area to have your Tostada and look at the view in the morning!
Inside we have 10 rooms, a log burner, electricity, internet, mains water....just like a conventional home. (no bats :)
A bit like a bungalow with no windows at the back. Living underground has distinct advantages too - it is very economical, with 2 meter thick walls the cave remains insulated throughout the year (warm in the winter/cool in the summer) so we use much less energy.
In the winter the wood burner is used to cook thus saving gas in the kitchen. That Roast lamb on a cold night is fantastic!
Next up: Pinchitos and a look at the cave kitchen.