AND the Cave Continues!

Published on 3 January 2024 at 21:34


It's been far too long since I have posted. I am completely negligent with my plans of blogging, so hopefully 2024 will be the year where I step it up!


We're thrilled to share the latest updates on the renovation of the hidden gem in our house in Sicily —the cave. Working to transform the old stable into a self-contained efficiency, this cave promises to be a unique addition to our living space. With the dilligent efforts of our local contractor friends, combined with our hard work and finishing touches, we will transform a piece of natural history into a rustic but functional haven. 




During my most recent visit, my friend and I worked to begin smoothing out the rough edges and accentuating the natural curves of the ceiling. We aimed to enhance the cave's grandeur while maintaining its authenticity. The process is a labor of love.



The concrete floor bridges the gap between ancient rock formations and stone stacked to build the foundation of the home carved from the mountain. It offers a clean and contemporary foundation for our living space grounding with earthy dark tones. We haven't decided if we will paint stencil on the floor, so there are a few test samples. I can't wait to get back in the spring and finish!

Electrical has been installed in various areas within the cave, allowing us to plan for living space and sleeping area as well as the newly intended kitchen. With the trough removed from one of the side cave areas, we determined the space was SIGNIFICANTLY larger than we originally thought. This makes a perfect cubby for a galley kitchen and eating area. 

Progress on the bathroom continues with the vanity and sink in place, base of the toilet and shower started. The space for the bathtub waits patiently for the shower tiles and glass to be installed to complete the third and largest bathroom in the house. We cannot wait!

More pictures in the album! Sicily House - so far

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