| by Kenneth Chase | 100 comments

Young couple transforms old Loire cave in unique home/rental

* “Smart” here refers to “smart about money


Sharon Keller

Nov 11, 2017, 2:33 am Reply

I enjoyed seeing this very unusual home, it's wonderful!


Nov 11, 2017, 10:44 pm Reply

I would like a house like this. I just love caves period!


Nov 11, 2017, 10:51 pm Reply

I dont know if I like it all monotone- i need some color

Stranger Happened

Nov 11, 2017, 10:05 am Reply

This channel is great, but it badly needs a proper stabilizing camholder device. Yes, it is not cheap — from $800 to $8000 or something — but it’s worth it.

sokhib Abdurasulov

Dec 12, 2017, 12:43 pm Reply

I admire everything about this couple and their work

Barbara-Louisa walker

Dec 12, 2017, 1:44 pm Reply

love the French cave.. so lovely.

Robert H Cochran

Dec 12, 2017, 1:54 am Reply



Dec 12, 2017, 8:02 pm Reply

Wow , its beautiful!!✊💝


Dec 12, 2017, 8:07 pm Reply

I was shocked when they walked in!

LeAnna Bing

Dec 12, 2017, 4:41 am Reply

A beautiful and unique place to live your lives.

Debra Boyea

Dec 12, 2017, 9:22 pm Reply

It's beautiful but I would not live there….I'd be worried it would cave in!


Dec 12, 2017, 9:19 am Reply

beautiful home and they have impeccable taste. 🙂

Mrs. Garcia

Dec 12, 2017, 12:41 am Reply

No roof to replace. Bonus. I wonder if rain trickles through eventually.

Mrs. Garcia

Dec 12, 2017, 12:54 am Reply

Very cool!

Belus Traveller Foreign Once

Jan 1, 2018, 7:01 pm Reply

Amazing, Congratulations, All your hard work paid off, 🙂 Peace, Belus

Laura Lanzoni

Jan 1, 2018, 9:14 pm Reply

!!!!!!! I was in Amboise in August 2017 and I remember looking at these gorgeous troglodyte houses (hell, I even remember this one in particular as it's super close to the castle), wondering what's like living there. Thank you so much for this video!!

Cynthia Marble

Jan 1, 2018, 2:17 am Reply

Why would anyone dislike this,it is like a fairy land for this couple, they r so wonderful together.who would not want a relationship like this


Jan 1, 2018, 4:00 am Reply

I really like these people. They're very affable

P La

Jan 1, 2018, 9:35 am Reply

I luv the flintsones

America by pop up William Blair

Jan 1, 2018, 3:12 am Reply

Love to have a place like that

Haba Tonka

Jan 1, 2018, 10:05 am Reply

Un trabajo excelente!!!
No se nota la sensación de claustrofobia típica de las cuevas, si no que se siente amplitud y harmonía. Un ambiente sencillo y acogedor.

Brandon Burrell

Jan 1, 2018, 9:23 pm Reply

Merry Christmas.

Brandon Burrell

Jan 1, 2018, 9:32 pm Reply


GCAT01 Living

Jan 1, 2018, 1:23 pm Reply

Ugh. What I would give to live in a cave! I love caves. What a fantastic house.

Curlyanne B

Jan 1, 2018, 8:40 pm Reply



Jan 1, 2018, 5:56 pm Reply

Lovely and these two have money for sure.


Jan 1, 2018, 1:13 pm Reply


Carla Perea

Jan 1, 2018, 6:09 pm Reply

Gorgeous Cave Home! 💕

Mayte Felix

Feb 2, 2018, 7:11 am Reply

Hermosos resultados…mucho trabajo y creatividad. Felicidades por su cálido hogar

Tim M

Feb 2, 2018, 1:42 pm Reply


Aicha Bah

Feb 2, 2018, 4:26 am Reply



Feb 2, 2018, 12:12 am Reply

Thank God for the skills He has given man. Thanks

Shavindra Fernando

Feb 2, 2018, 10:36 am Reply

Haven't you guys come across reptiles such as snakes who like room temperature or less.

Sonja Gaffer

Feb 2, 2018, 4:02 pm Reply

absolutely love it, now just sort that garden out so its appealing too!

MAX 76

Feb 2, 2018, 3:20 pm Reply

lovely!!!!!!!! great work!!

Papicia Papicia

Mar 3, 2018, 2:40 am Reply

I know this region with family living not far from Amboise

Sigdrifa Ragnvald

Mar 3, 2018, 3:04 am Reply

This is stunning.


Mar 3, 2018, 6:02 pm Reply

génial un truc français 🙂 … a bhen non pppfffffff fais chier

Mini R.

Mar 3, 2018, 6:41 pm Reply

14 dgré c ??? non! cest pas possible de vivre comme ça!


Mar 3, 2018, 4:38 am Reply

What an amazing couple, so genuine and passionate! I love seeing people who are not afraid to go after a dream and share their experiences with others so openly. The comments are unsurprisingly filled with love for this couple, they are truly inspiring <3

Theodora Green

Mar 3, 2018, 4:19 pm Reply

It's nice I must admit but let's be honest… a old cave that ppl once seek refuge when war was going on. Hmmmm I sense paranormal activities. I'll pass

Marty Girl

Mar 3, 2018, 3:12 pm Reply

The caves are remnants of mining and quarrying. We are told here in U.S. that they are native ancient cities lol! We are so stupid

Helen Hines

Mar 3, 2018, 1:16 am Reply

It looks so much better in the inside than from the outside. Wow, the couple did an amazing job renovating that cave. It's definitely homey and livable now.

Susan Carter

Mar 3, 2018, 2:11 pm Reply

Great job, Well done.

Dan Twedt

Mar 3, 2018, 12:05 am Reply

Radon Gas.

Dreygo Headley

Apr 4, 2018, 3:45 am Reply

Wow really enjoy watching how you renovate this beautiful cave in your home just awesome

Prisla Em

Apr 4, 2018, 7:38 pm Reply

They did an excellent job! Very beautiful!

Erika Sauder

Apr 4, 2018, 7:41 pm Reply

Love people with extraordinary good taste and visionary know how. What an incredible project! Loved the tour, many thanks.

Ahhw E-Any

Apr 4, 2018, 7:05 am Reply

So if they have a kid & the kids not up to date, he will be that kid that was born under a rock :/

Renee Miller

Apr 4, 2018, 5:50 pm Reply

it is beautiful!!!!!


Apr 4, 2018, 11:55 am Reply

I love this!

Kimutai Rop

Apr 4, 2018, 2:16 pm Reply

Beautiful! Do you have moisture issues?


Apr 4, 2018, 3:46 pm Reply

How much, not body like to mention the cost.


Apr 4, 2018, 9:02 am Reply

WIsh they would have said how LONG the actually spent on this. At least 2 years im sure.


Apr 4, 2018, 9:09 am Reply

They should do some nice stone work outside atleast a little bit

out travel

Apr 4, 2018, 11:26 pm Reply

so clever, would love to stay there one day!

Sergei Vakhrushev

May 5, 2018, 7:47 pm Reply

Очень интересная и полезная информация


May 5, 2018, 12:42 am Reply

I know Esau felt right at home


May 5, 2018, 1:31 am Reply

This is so great but just one thing bothers me… the acoustics…


May 5, 2018, 8:07 pm Reply

Who wouldn’t love to live in a cave? Every child’s dream.

Erlinda Mendez

Jun 6, 2018, 6:05 pm Reply

I love this stunning & beautiful cave ❤️ so much love and talent went in this beautiful home 😍❤️


Jun 6, 2018, 8:22 pm Reply

I'm scared for them. 3m doesnt sound long enough. If they placed arches, that might protect them better from a cave-in but its earth, its going to move and probably in their lifetime…..

D cat

Jun 6, 2018, 10:18 pm Reply

they worked so hard to restore this home – and the result is beautiful!

Michael Doster

Jun 6, 2018, 12:21 am Reply

"Underground homes make me feel so Earthy.". . . Reely?

Loan Audits CAL LMH

Jul 7, 2018, 4:17 pm Reply

How do you find these people? Especially the guy with the underground house that you have to crawl into? Do they contact you?

Crepúsculo Gótico

Aug 8, 2018, 6:42 pm Reply

Achei Sensacional Espetacular, um abraço do País da Corrupção Brasil, tenho imenso fascínio pelo Continente Europeu.

Narice Woolon

Sep 9, 2018, 12:47 am Reply

You have done a wonderful job, good luck

Catalina Bien

Sep 9, 2018, 12:37 pm Reply

I want a limestone cave house, this is beautiful 💓

jimmy fortrue

Oct 10, 2018, 2:08 pm Reply

What a delightful couple. Not afraid of hard work and taking chances. Now they have one of the most beautiful and historical homes in the world. Built with their labor and the labor of peoples past. Wonderful video. thanks.

zen strata

Oct 10, 2018, 5:42 pm Reply

Now That's a house.
Build something that will last for generations.
All these new 'temporary' structures we build these days, houses that only last 80 years at best, or even less in many cases, bleh. worthless.
Build a real home, something lasting, that's what we should be doing.

Fernando Talavera

Dec 12, 2018, 7:07 am Reply

Muy buena idea, natural y recuperando una casa que se habría olvidado.


Dec 12, 2018, 3:47 am Reply

raggedy ass house


Dec 12, 2018, 8:29 pm Reply

This house rocks !


Jan 1, 2019, 10:49 pm Reply

Amazing home. Fantastic job of renovation. Very odd that it was plastered and then wall papered. Some questions that might be asked or investigated. Power tools on that rock has to generate a lot of dust. Silicosis type lung problems? The mineralizer is interesting. Dust was a question I had. (btw Limestone mixed with water (tears) makes carbolic acid, that's another issue that Ms can Riel mentioned.) Could they dig deeper into the mountain? How close through the rock is the neighbor? More history and survey of these types of dwellings. How is this similar or different to cave dwellings around the world? What's underneath? There looks like a basement level. Another amazing home on your amazing channel. Thank you. The caves in Chong Qing China are narrow and straight into the mountain. People crowded into them when the Japanese bombed the city during WWII. People would die of suffocation at the back. What's even more tragic is that just about any kind of transom at the opening (divide separating the top of the opening from the bottom) would have probably been just enough ventilation. (Transoms are usually painted shut and only in 100+ year old buildings, yet they ventilate quite well.)

Tampa User

Jan 1, 2019, 6:44 pm Reply

What a cool place to live. The rooms are beautiful with that soft creamy color. It only detracts a little bit, but as for the trenches around the fireplace, those could easily be sculpted to match the texture of the natural surrounding stone. You wouldn't even notice them. That would be a fun project. Good luck I hope you have room for kids so they can grow up in there.

Ian Thornton

Jan 1, 2019, 11:16 pm Reply

his reaction @2:18… He knows what he's got haha. Awesome

48 400 TK

Jan 1, 2019, 9:42 am Reply

I would dig my way into my neighbor's house.

voha mhb

Jan 1, 2019, 12:52 pm Reply

"very cool"


Jan 1, 2019, 1:18 pm Reply

A Beautiful home! I am a bit claustrophobic, but I wouldn't feel that way here, its very very classy, well conceived and I would definitely stay there ..

old fan

Jan 1, 2019, 7:15 pm Reply

The eternal question: What was the total cost of the renovation? I love to see the transformation of old spaces into new. But it is a young person's game. (It also helps to have highly-skilled & young friends.)

set clock –:–

Jan 1, 2019, 5:27 am Reply

What a beautiful dream home!!

debbie boring

Jan 1, 2019, 4:48 am Reply

This is so nice I love the look of this. Nice view. They have done a great job of renovating the place.

Mary Ann Knox

Jan 1, 2019, 5:25 am Reply


Fabian Brown

Mar 3, 2019, 11:16 am Reply

Are these the only Frank's that speak English?

Blurry Flag

Mar 3, 2019, 6:26 am Reply

14:48 funniest pic

Stephen Amazen

Mar 3, 2019, 5:43 am Reply

Wow! This is a work of art!

Angel Escalante

Mar 3, 2019, 4:11 am Reply

Awesome beautiful home

Tim Still

Apr 4, 2019, 6:53 am Reply

Martin Short never seems to age. Maybe living in caves is the secret.

cathy phegley

Apr 4, 2019, 1:01 pm Reply

So amazing! Very pretty. Is it safe? Will it cave in? No pun

Astrid A

Apr 4, 2019, 4:07 pm Reply

Hello Kirsten ! Have you find other old charming houses in France , more in the south …? Looking for it !

Angela Conley

Apr 4, 2019, 6:34 am Reply

Love this. Ty for showing all these incredible places

Nostra Thomas

Jun 6, 2019, 3:34 pm Reply

These two are very natural in front of the camera .. perhaps they could do a series on troglodyte homes.

Samual Crocket

Jul 7, 2019, 8:17 am Reply

A beautiful job.


Jul 7, 2019, 3:19 pm Reply

I would love this house. Limestone grotto. My style

Aaron Horton

Aug 8, 2019, 9:00 pm Reply

Beautiful. This place is amazing. They should be proud of the job they have done.


Aug 8, 2019, 8:05 pm Reply


HaRoOnI KhAn

Sep 9, 2019, 7:22 am Reply

Beautiful amazing


Sep 9, 2019, 4:23 pm Reply

So pretty-

Kee-pyor Myndopen

Sep 9, 2019, 12:41 pm Reply

These two chase the white line. Hard.

Tiatemjen Tzudir

Sep 9, 2019, 5:26 am Reply

Where I can't even afford a normal house…🙄
Incredible house 💙

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