Tunisia:

How fascinating that people still live like this.

But where is this?

The cave village of Matmâta in Tunisia.
 
Matmâta and other desert settlements in Tunisia have wonderful underground homes built to avoid the intense heat and strong desert winds. The homes are made by digging a large pit some 7m (23ft) deep and 10m (33ft) wide and then, around the sides of the pit, tunnelling in a few meters before cutting artificial caves.
 
Matmâta, and a handful of similar towns across Tunisia, is situated on a shelf of sandstone that is soft enough to excavate with hand tools, but sturdy enough to provide homes for centuries.
 
The homes are grouped around a central courtyard and connected to other courtyards with more rooms forming an underground labyrinth.
 
The interior of the cave homes (left) are painted with lime wash to capture as much bright desert light from the courtyard as possible.
 

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