High in the hills of southwestern China’s Guizhou province, 18 families live in the most unusual of houses – a natural cave.
Despite having electricity, life in Zhongdong village is very cut off with the nearest town some three hours away.
However all of that is set to change with the local tourism authority finally opening a 15 million yuan (£1.7 million) cable car that will be free for the cave’s residents.
It’s claimed that the cave is China’s last cave village.
The families’ only access to the outside world is via a footpath winding through Guizhou province’s mountain terrain.
kestrelmuse, Albuquerque, United States, about 9 hours ago
The villagers are not “forced” to walk for 3 hours. They choose to walk.
pourkay, Rushford, United States, about 11 hours ago
That would be great to live like that.
Tiseye, Tehachapi, United States, about 11 hours ago
Much like our Anasazi Indians and others that stretched across many states.
RoseLane, Framingham, United States, about 11 hours ago
Wow…love it. I’d live there.
rmplfrskn, houston, United States, about 11 hours ago
how much is the rent?