Couple Has Lived Under a Rock for Thirty Years

from Yahoo, by Rusty Weston:

For many people the idea of living under a rock might seem like the punchline of a joke. But for one Mexican couple, a hut wedged below a 130-foot boulder in Coahulla, Mexico has been home for the past 30 years.

A reporter recently visited the couple, Benito Hernandez and Santa Martha de la Cruz Villarreal, in their primitive desert home 50 miles south of Texas. Hernandez is a farmer who plants and collects the Candelilla plant used in making Candelilla wax.

He first saw this boulder 55 years ago, when he was eight, and decided to make it a home one day. Twenty years later he was able to secure rights to the land.

For photos of the family home built from sun-dried bricks and cement, click here:

http://homes.yahoo.com/blogs/spaces/couple-living-under-rock-quite-literally-230218154.html

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