Things ain’t changed much, have they?

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22 Responses to Things ain’t changed much, have they?

  1. Cavguy says:

    Bet they got a cell phone

  2. Old Grump says:

    Just think, no need for hail, wind or fire insurance, don’t have to paint, pert near burglar proof and best of all a commanding view the rest of the toe rags in the slum.

  3. Unclezip says:

    In all actuality, Persia (Iran) is a fairly modern country, once you learn to ignore the propaganda.

  4. OldFan says:

    Looks exactly like the house Anakin was born in on Tatooine

  5. Frank says:

    Same here in Afghanistan take away any sign of modern conveniences and this the same way they’ve lived for thousands of years. Same attitudes, nothing will change here.

  6. Bert says:

    Walls made of camel turds?

  7. brighteyes says:

    Fred an Wilma live there?

  8. Dan says:

    I guess that old threat of “bombing em back to the stone age” isn’t much of a threat to them after all…..

    • Heathen says:

      Could always turn it to glass.
      Naw on second thought better not, bound to upset the “neighbors” .

  9. Fulldraw says:


  10. james says:

    I actually have a lot of respect for that,they used some modern elements/doors and at least a few bricks and yet used to a lot of it nature to make a home.I would certainly rather have a home built into/incorporating the rock then say what seems how millions of homeless live or the junk I have seen as a carpenter used for building a lot of homes in this country.I see this as a this regions version of a old school log home,and have seen some old school log homes that I would love to live in!

  11. bob sykes says:

    Unclezip is right. Iran is on the edge of being First World, and would be had we not conducted a 40 year war against it. Despite that, Iran has the largest and most comprehensive manufacturing sector of any country in the region, including both Israel and Turkey.

    Back in the day of the Shah, Iran was our proxy for controlling the region. The ayatollahs are an ugly bunch, but they are almost civilized compared to the Wahhabi monsters in Saudi Arabia.

    The Iranians are Indo-Europeans and White. I’d rather have them for an ally than any Arab country.

  12. Padawan says:

    Looks like somebody dug up an ant hill.

  13. Larry says:

    They’re not mud or dung, they’re carved into volcanic tuff. They are immensely well insulated against the heat and can be quite nice inside. It would be hard to improve on them and that’s why they’re still inhabited. <a “href=””>Cappadocia, Turkey has several entire towns carved into cliff and towers of tuff, and going down 11 levels in some cases, with tunnels connecting towns and villages. They were very effective refuges from invaders.

    For that matter, the town of Coober Lady, South Australia (where locals are mined) is mostly underground because of the heat. No one would accuse them of being primitive, just immensely practical.

  14. Scruff says:

    At last,a life time siding that never needs painting

  15. Smokin'Q says:

    You could put a few of those up on some ranch out in the country here in the U.S., make them with a stucco covering, run power, water and sewer to them, then call it “Glamping,” and charge $300-400 a night for guests to stay in them. It will book up fast.

  16. blueslurker1 says:

    I wouldn’t live in a place that allows clotheslines in full view like that.

    • Larry says:

      Most people here would probably not want to live where authoritarian HOA-types can tell you down to the smallest detail what you may or may not (or must) do with or on your own property.

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