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Man Isolates Himself In 700-Yr-Old Cave, Spends 10,000 Hours Transforming It Into Dream House.

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When 38-year-old Anglo Mastropietro was diagnosed with MS, he took a good long look at his life. The young business man had dreams of living a life in the woods steeped in the beauty of nature. It was this longing that led him to sink all his money into a fantastically impressive project.

Deep in the U.K.’s Wyre Forest, Anglo has made his hermit dream a reality. Almost entirely on his own, Anglo transformed a 700 year old cavern into a modern day work of art that anyone would admire. The cave home sits perched in the face of 250 million year old sandstone cliffs that are said to have inspired J.R.R. Tolkien to write Lord Of The Rings.

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It took years of hard work, tons of money and some incredibly clever thinking, but Anglo’s cave home is really something special. The simple interior has a natural feel, but at the same time unique and luxurious in its design.

It’s amazing to see someone who has been diagnosed with a debilitating disease accomplish so much in such a short time. If only we all used our gifts to their full potential! Remember, it’s never too late to chase your dreams.

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