The cave homes of Matmata, Tunisia


This is a living room in one of the cave homes of Matmata in Tunisia. The homes are built by digging down to form a large courtyard and then excavating into the walls to form caves. It's good protection from the cold nights, hot days and the often strong desert winds. The rooms are painted with lime wash to capture as much bright desert light from the courtyard as possible. You can read more about Matmata cave homes here.