In 2007, Angelo Mastropietro, originally of Worcestershire, England, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. The 38-year-old had been living the high life as the head of a successful recruitment company in Australia, but after hearing the diagnosis and struggling with temporary paralysis, he decided to drastically change his life. After all, what’s more fulfilling than refurbishing a 250-million-year-old cave into your dream home?
The cave he chose, known as the Rockhouse, is located in Britain’s Wyre Forrest. It is believed that five rooms were carved into the stone 700 years ago, with additional shelves and nooks added somewhere around 300 years ago. Mastropietro spent over $230,000 adding modern conveniences such as Wi-Fi and running water to the cave, but was careful to leave original structures intact.
Currently, the Rockhouse Retreat is available to rent for $280 a night, but you better act fast – Mastropietro dreams of living in the cave full-time one day.