These are located along the Loire River Valley, where you can find an abundance. Looking at the structure of these spots, they seem to have been constructed right around the 11th century. Dwellers had carved homes inside these large rock structures. Needless to say, these homes are as natural as you can get.
Are you a fan of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” books? How about the movie franchise that won several Academy awards? Either one works for us, since all of them prove to be such great works of fantasy. However, one of the first things that caught our attention was just how beautiful the land of the hobbits, also known as the Shire, really was. It all seemed like a lovely community of diverse personalities among hobbits. If we were given a choice, we’d be glad to live there. However, since hobbits and the Shire don’t really exist (neither does Mordor, thankfully), we can always look for hobbit houses, which are actually very real. Just take a look at the following.
A couple in Wales wanted to create their own version of a hobbit house straight from the Shire. It was built using materials which they found anywhere. After spending 5,000 dollars and spending four months constructing such, they have come up with a hobbit house that also encourages sustainable living, with sonar panels installed on the roof.
In the northern regions of China, there are many houses carved into the side of hills. These are generally referred to as Yaodong. Many of these actually date back to the time before Christ, and are continually used to this very day. These provide good temperatures all throughout the year. If ever summer comes, rest assured that you’d feel pretty cozy.
Located in an old mining town in Australia, this earth home makes a whole lot of sense. Considering that the summer heat can get pretty intolerable, it’s actually nice to go underground to regulate body heat. All practicality aside, the dwelling place looks pretty nifty too. You just might want to move here.