Skip to comments.Couple has been living under a rock, literally
Posted on 12/24/2013 6:54:32 PM PST by Nachum
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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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God Bless you!
Im betting heating and cooling the place are a snap.
well at least the cooling given the immense insulation they have.
Merry Christmas to you and yours
There’s probably been a home under that rock countless times over the past few thousand years.
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
Hey that my neighbor Bob!
I was thinking that a hail storm would be nothing but free ice for them.
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.
Can’t deny it fits in with the landscape. I love it.
Well, he did fit it with windows and a door. Home sweet home!
Until it falls
We will all end up under a rock at some point if this keeps up.
OK now that I see the picture it makes sense. Neat home!
Methinks it already sits where it once fell.
we can hope it stays there
Well, he is out of the reach of Glorious Leader’s teleprompter recitations.
Check out this one.
Pictures at link. . .
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.
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!:)
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