LUC’S EXPERIENCE

Hi everybody,

I have been living in a cave-house for more than 23 years and I would not change it for any conventional dwelling in the world!

A cave maintains roughly the same temperature the whole year round, between 17 and 22°C. There is no need for air conditioning in the summer and winter heating requirements are significantly lower than in conventionally built houses. As a result power consumption and costs are much lower, and the impact on the environment is less. The habitat has an appealing ecological dimension and improves one’s wellbeing.

I had always felt attracted by architecture & decoration. The development of the Al Jatib cave complex was a real challenge for me and definitely stimulated my creativity: just equipped with a pickaxe, in this organic shaped, round, enveloping space inside the rock, I could feel like a sculptor. I believe the result was good, as our troglodyte hamlet became, after its inauguration in 2001, a benchmark for the regional rural tourism.    

The process of (re-)modelling caves was a great experience and since that time I have been building and decorating caves for friends and family members that started to share my passion for this habitat. I now invite YOU to discover for yourself how relaxing it is to sleep in the womb of mother earth and only accompanied by the murmur of silence…                                                                                                

Luc Compoint

LUC´S EXPERIENCE

A cave maintains roughly the same temperature the whole year round, between 17 and 22°C. There is no need for air conditioning in the summer and winter heating requirements are significantly lower than in conventionally built houses. As a result power consumption and costs are much lower, and the impact on the environment is less. The habitat has an appealing ecological dimension and improves one’s wellbeing. I had always felt attracted by architecture & decoration. The development of the Al Jatib cave complex was a real challenge for me and definitely stimulated my creativity: just equipped with a pickaxe, in this organic shaped, round, enveloping space inside the rock, I could feel like a sculptor. I believe the result was good, as our troglodyte hamlet became, after its inauguration in 2001, a benchmark for the regional rural tourism. The process of (re-)modelling caves was a great experience and since that time I have been building and decorating caves for friends and family members that started to share my passion for this habitat. I now invite YOU to discover for yourself how relaxing it is to sleep in the womb of mother earth and only accompanied by the murmur of silence…