Troglodyte is a masculine name for a man, a community or animals living in a cave, or a house dug in the rock or leaning on natural faults or caves in the cliffs.
It is commonly said that a man is a troglodyte while his dwelling is troglodyte.
A troglodyte dwelling was built by men in the rock. Ecological, it still exists in France but also abroad.
Houses of exceptional charm and astonishing architecture, they are furnished and decorated with as much care as a so-called ‘traditional’ dwelling.
Thus, entire cities (houses, churches, etc …) were built in the rock.
The troglodyte trend
Real current trend, these homes bring the advantage of a homecoming while having modern comfort. They allow you to live in the heart of nature.
If the adventure “back to the caves” tempts you, here are some examples of troglodyte constructions:
(photo credit: Troglodyte Church in Matera, Italy, taken by Feuillu: http://www.flickr.com/photos/feuilllu/ )
Dick Clark’s house in Malibu:
(American television presenter recently deceased)
(Photo credits: http://www.inspiration-maison.be/tag/dick-clark )
Troglodyte house in Carrière sur Seine:
A troglodyte house on the banks of the Loire: