Between a Rock and a Hard Place?

Literally, here are rock-solid dwellings carved from cliffs for those who actually live between a rock and a hard place.

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The act of carving a home rather than building one, inspired by the idea of being one with nature, or, more likely, Batman’s tricked out cave lair, has made cave homes coveted by all types of humans, from ancient peoples to the Degrassi-stars-turned-rappers of today. It’s that universal appeal that makes architecture hewn from rock come in such an array of tastes and textures, from hand-carved ancient temples to strange, Flintstone-like abodes of modern-day media personalities. Take as another example this rock-embedded dwelling in Moab, Utah, which was formed from a massive slab of sandstone and is one of many cliffside homes of a plural-marriage Mormon community founded some 35 years ago to provide asylum for what had become a fringe group. Leaving all “between a rock and a hard place” references aside, flip through the images here for additional examples of crag architecture, including a hotel that’s burrowed beneath 500 feet of solid rock and a neighborhood where cliffside homes have survived for nearly 9,000 years.

See all rock-solid dwellings here

source: Amy Schellenbaum, Curbed.com

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