Most of us prefer to reside in a beautiful and comfortable living area. However, there are some who choose to settle in a quite baffling place. It may sound bizarre but wait till you read (and see!) this town.
In the southern part of Spain, there’s a village called Setenil de las Bodegas which is literally under a rock. Presently, it has about 3000 inhabitants plus a growing number of tourists. This town is named after its thriving wineries back then named bodegas.
This picturesque small whitewashed town in the northeast of Cadiz has an unusual setting along a narrow river gorge eroded by the Rio Trejo river.
Most of the houses seem to come out from the walls of the gorge.
As it turns out, the Setenil’s natural caves make an ideal living quarter as the caves keep the heat out in the summer and the cold during winter.
And instead of constructing an entire house, people need only to build a facade.
Because of that practical reason is why people of Setenil de las Bodegas chose to live in that place.
It is believed that there has been a human settlement in this town for more than 25,000 years now.
Setenil de las Bodegas is known for its meat products such as sausage, chorizo, and cerdo (pork).
They also produce vegetables and fruits from their outlying farms to its neighboring towns.
Not just that but they are also famous for their honey, olive oil, jam, and Andalucian wine.
Bars and restaurants in this town are among the best in the region
During weekends mainly lunchtime of spring and summer, Setenil de las Bodegas becomes so lively since all the market and cafes under the rock are swarmed with guests and locals.
The next time you hear “living under a rock” think of Setenil de las Bodegas.
This Scottish Submarine-Inspired Tiny House Is The Perfect Seaside Escape
It’s like living in your own paradise.
A unique Airbnb will make you want to visit the Scottish Highlands. If you like amazing architecture, then this place is perfect for you. Roderick James Architects has experience when it comes to building treehouse, houseboats, and cabins, so they use this in designing the submarine-inspired tiny house called the Airship 002.
Don't underestimate its size, then Airship 002 is equipped with all the things that you need. Airship 002 quickly became one of the most popular places to go to in the United Kingdom, after it became available on Airbnb.
Currently, Airship 002 is available as an Airbnb rental for $197 a night.
8 Amazing Yet Unusual Shrines Around Asia
These are not your ordinary, peaceful little shrines.
Shrines are commonly seen as sacred places where people can pray and meditate in the presence of a specific deity. Although most of these holy locations are usually serene, there are special shrines dedicated to unusual practices. Not surprisingly, most of these temples can be found in Asia where beliefs can be quite surprising to outsiders.
Some Asian shrines can be unusual or scary or downright outrageous. For example, India's Shrine of Bullet Baba features a motorcycle that once belonged to a man who met his end in the same location. Local legend says Om Singh Rathore's bike would magically find its way back to the scene of the accident. In an effort to appease Rathore's spirit, people decided to build the shrine in his name.
Here are 10 beautiful yet unusual shrines you can find around Asia:...
10 Of The World’s Breathtaking Movable Bridges
These bridges are absolutely a spectacular architectural works of art!
Movable bridges are built to allow boats or barges to pass through. However, with the arrival of modern technology and creative artistry, moveable bridges are becoming more of architectural masterpieces.
These bridges are spectacular with their function and design. Here are 10 of the most creative and breathtaking moveable bridges in the world:
1. Gateshead Millennium Bridge, UK