An Airbnb in southern Spain has a modern design and a medieval setting

We stay cool in a cave this summer! Especially when this cave is, in itself, really cool. We stumbled across an Airbnb in southern Spain that literally lets you “cave” live. We always thought it was just a fun insult, but it turns out it has real-world roots.

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Yeah, troglodyte literally translates to “cave dweller,” which is exactly what a stay here lets you become. Heck, for the time you’re there, you might even be the most sophisticated cave dweller on the entire planet, which is a fun little affirmation to make after your vacation is over.

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Enough nervousness over the word, though. Located outside the city of Cordoba, this Airbnb is part of a larger stone quarry that belonged to the Roman Empire or the Umayyad Caliphate (part of the Arab Empire). Either way, we’re talking at least 1000, and possibly 2000 years of history here. This follows, since Córdoba itself has existed since around 150 BC.

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We’re giving you this backstory because honestly, the Airbnb itself doesn’t look the part. Part of a larger agricultural complex, the property offers a clean, white, and modern aesthetic amid the remnants of the cave system. Fully equipped with one bedroom, one bathroom and a full kitchen, the house literally leaps forward 1000 years.

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This also extends to aesthetics. Focusing on an open floor plan and (surprisingly) natural light, the home provides a stark contrast between the exposed rock cave and the clean, modern lines of the design. Bonus time – the cave also acts as a natural air conditioner, with the temperature hovering around 18-20°C throughout the year.

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And if that wasn’t enough to keep you cool, we suggest you take a stroll in the property’s garden before lounging by the pool! If you’re looking for an Airbnb for your next getaway to southern Spain, be sure to keep this unique option in mind.

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