A rare couple in Mexico has been living under rock for 30 years. Benito Hernandez and Santa Martha de la Cruz Villarreal have been living in a hut wedged rock located in Coahulla, Mexico.
The home, made of sun-dried bricks and cement, has a dirt floor, a wood stove, and no plumbing. Electrical service is said to be unreliable. A nearby stream supplies fresh drinking water. In winter, though, the water source freezes over,Yahoo News reports .
Benito Hernandez first saw this boulder 55 years ago, when he was 8, and decided to make it a home one day. Twenty years later he was able to secure rights to the land.
“I started coming here when I was 8 years old to visit the Candelilla (harvesting) fields, and I liked it here. I liked it and then I continued visiting every three to four months. I wasn’t married and I didn’t have a family yet, but I liked it and I had to keep coming to put my foot in (on the property) because lands here are won through claiming them,” Hernandez told the Hernandez told the International Business Times (note: the link goes to a video).