Megan Mayer 2/5/2016
Angelo Mastropietro is a man from Worcestershire who calls himself a caveman. Now living in the Wyre Forest, the 38-year-old has made a common dream his own reality.
Modern life can cause people to feel so pressure they just want to become hermits in the wilderness. Angelo made it happen by using 160,000 pounds, or $230,000, to make a 700-year-old cave carved in 250-million-year-old sandstone cliffs into his own unique home. His surname even means "Master of the Stone", very fitting considering he did most of the work himself.
In 2007 Angelo was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and was temporarily paralyzed, so he then decided his life as the head of a successful recruitment company in Australia was not enough and he went to seek a simpler way of living. The abandoned cave was perfect for his purposes. He excavated tons of rubble out of it by hand. Though he lives in a cave, Angelo still has many modern amenities. While the cave house was originally built as a holiday getaway, Angelo still hopes to one day live full-time there. It certainly looks cozy enough, plus the views are amazing, who wouldn't want to stay in this cave?