09/09/2013 12:51 pm ET

Martin Rawlings Built A Cave House In Caniles, Spain With Stunning Mountain Views (VIDEO)

The idea of living in a cave isn't usually synonymous with luxury, but homeowner Martin Rawlings may just change your mind. He turned a rustic mountainside dwelling in Caniles, Spain into a sprawling and stylish six-bedroom, six-bathroom residence.

When he first came upon this rocky shelter, it had been used to house donkeys and chickens. But of course, it wasn't the thought of living in a subterranean den that he originally fell in love with -- it was the stunning view from the cliffs that he had to have.

The coolest parts about living in a cave? If Rawlings starts to outgrow it, no problem. He can always begin carving out another room. And, the costs to keep it comfortable are minimal. The underground space offers natural insulation so the temperature stays at an even 74 degrees without air conditioning or heat. Still unsure? Watch the video above and let us know what you think in the comments below.

Click through the slideshow of other lived-in caves below.

7 Cave Dwellings

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