Last month, I had the opportunity to stay for a few days in a cave in northern New Mexico, not far from Taos. A friend of a friend’s friend’s connection. Carved out of (into?) a sandstone hill. I’d never stayed in a human-made cave before, or even seen one, except maybe the ancient underground cities in Cappadoccia.
There are several rooms in this cave including a downstairs, a sleeping loft, and a bath. I can’t say much more about it except that it took the cave maker, who goes by the name of Ra, two years working 20 hours per week to complete. It was unlike anything I had ever experienced before. Even-temperatured and so very quiet, hidden in a hill there among the cottonwoods and piñon.
Here are some images: of the mysterious place and landscape into which it is so beautifully integrated, perhaps inspired by.