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Cave Men in China- Photos of Chinese Who Still Live in Caves

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 18, 2010


These are cave homes, they are not popular in China, but still used. They are what you think, they are basically homes dug into the side of the mountain, a -la our ancestors from 10,ooo years ago…

Elderly feel cozy in cave-style houses

A man watches TV in his cave-style house in Ruicheng, North China’s Shanxi province, Aug 9, 2010. His wife has gone to care of their grandbaby in the suburban area, leaving the 72-year-old alone at home. For them, the traditional earthen caves are as comfortable as modern houses. [Photo/Asianewsphoto]

Elderly feel cozy in cave-style houses

Zhang Jinhu, 53, smokes while sitting by the door in Ruicheng, North China’s Shanxi province,

Elderly feel cozy in cave-style houses

Wang Decheng, 65, enjoys a smoke while sitting on the heatable adobe sleeping platform in Ruicheng, North China’s Shanxi province,

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