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Couple has been living under a rock, literally
yahoo ^ | 12/20/13 | Rusty Weston

Posted on 12/24/2013 6:54:32 PM PST by Nachum

[Yahoo Homes editor's pick, 2013: Every December, we look back at our most popular stories of the year. We've had some terrific ones recently, like the amazing artist who hand-carves soaring, swirling caves where none existed before; and the architect who, hit by foreclosure, built a tiny house for $11,000; and the architect who put the world's "biggest public toilet" in a glass cube in the middle of a clearing. But our most popular story of the year was this one, published way back on Jan. 24, 2013.]

For many people, the idea of living under a rock might seem like the punchline of a joke. But for one Mexican couple, a hut wedged below a 130-foot boulder in Coahuila, Mexico, has been home for the past 30 years.

A reporter recently visited the couple, Benito Hernandez and Santa Martha de la Cruz Villarreal, in their primitive desert home 50 miles south of Texas. Hernandez is a farmer who plants and collects the Candelilla plant used in making Candelilla wax.

He first saw this boulder 55 years ago, when he was 8, and decided to make it a home one day. Twenty years later he was able to secure rights to the land.

"I started coming here when I was 8 years old to visit the Candelilla (harvesting) fields, and I liked it here. I liked it and then I continued visiting every three to four months. I wasn't married and I didn't have a family yet, but I liked it and I had to keep coming to put my foot in (on the property) because lands here are won through claiming them," Hernandez told Reuters.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: couple; literally; living; rock
Who is happy? He who is happy with what he has.
1 posted on 12/24/2013 6:54:33 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

2 posted on 12/24/2013 6:57:48 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Nachum

Indeed Indeed

God Bless you!

Merry CHristmas


3 posted on 12/24/2013 6:58:05 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/ In Glitch We Trust....;o})
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To: Windflier

Im betting heating and cooling the place are a snap.

well at least the cooling given the immense insulation they have.


4 posted on 12/24/2013 7:00:36 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/ In Glitch We Trust....;o})
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To: MeshugeMikey

5 posted on 12/24/2013 7:01:02 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: MeshugeMikey

Merry Christmas to you and yours


6 posted on 12/24/2013 7:02:49 PM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

There’s probably been a home under that rock countless times over the past few thousand years.


7 posted on 12/24/2013 7:03:10 PM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Windflier

Is that all there is....LOL I know I should not laugh but if I were him and loved it so much I might try to fine some logs if I could not afford lumber and wall it off...

even canvas from a tent or something


8 posted on 12/24/2013 7:09:34 PM PST by restornu (Love One Another)
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To: FreeReign

Hey that my neighbor Bob!


9 posted on 12/24/2013 7:10:43 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/ In Glitch We Trust....;o})
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To: MeshugeMikey

I was thinking that a hail storm would be nothing but free ice for them.


10 posted on 12/24/2013 7:11:11 PM PST by Duckdog (If it wasn't for NASCAR my TV would have gone out the window years ago!)
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To: Duckdog

I can see a lot of advantages to that kind of home..but the building codes...in most locales I know about would likely FORBID any such domicile.

snow will never too too great a load on the roof...the paint will never crack..and keeping varmints out of the place should be a snap.


11 posted on 12/24/2013 7:18:40 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/ In Glitch We Trust....;o})
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To: Nachum

Can’t deny it fits in with the landscape. I love it.


12 posted on 12/24/2013 7:35:27 PM PST by Anton.Rutter
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To: restornu

Well, he did fit it with windows and a door. Home sweet home!


13 posted on 12/24/2013 7:45:41 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Until it falls


14 posted on 12/24/2013 7:46:18 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Nachum
30 million Chinese live in caves or underground.

We will all end up under a rock at some point if this keeps up.

15 posted on 12/24/2013 7:48:35 PM PST by Theoria (Obama lied. My health care died.)
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To: Nachum

OK now that I see the picture it makes sense. Neat home!


16 posted on 12/24/2013 7:51:05 PM PST by MomwithHope (Let's make Mark Levin's The Liberty Amendments a reality!)
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To: GeronL
Until it falls

Methinks it already sits where it once fell.

17 posted on 12/24/2013 7:51:13 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

we can hope it stays there


18 posted on 12/24/2013 7:55:35 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Nachum

Well, he is out of the reach of Glorious Leader’s teleprompter recitations.


19 posted on 12/24/2013 8:57:35 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Nachum

Check out this one.

http://theholeintherock.com/


20 posted on 12/24/2013 9:00:54 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
The Hauer Rock House [Moab, Utah] is built into the red rocks and filled with features that come straight out of an old Western movie. It is located near Fisher Towers and the Colorado River off scenic Highway 128. This 3 bedroom 3 bath home is an architectural wonder that was featured on the cover of Architectural Digest.

Pictures at link. . .

http://moabhorses.com/lodging/rock-house/

21 posted on 12/24/2013 10:26:23 PM PST by deks (Merry Christmas!)
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To: Nachum

They aren’t homeless, but in the U.S. they wouldn’t be able to get an occupancy permit.

Here’s a rhetorical question:

How many people in the U.S. are homeless due to the restrictions of zoning laws and building and occupancy permits.


22 posted on 12/25/2013 8:20:26 AM PST by wintertime
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To: Windflier

I did see that afterwards when I was looking around for more news on this, very cleaver guy!

It seems it would have be a end of the world storm to destroy his place!:)


23 posted on 12/25/2013 11:59:24 AM PST by restornu (Love One Another)
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