a house carved from rock created by volcanic eruptions in Cappadocia, Turkey
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Volcano Houses

Cappadocia, Turkey

This multistory home really is organic architecture. It's one of many homes carved out of rocks created by the volcanic ash of now-extinct Mt. Erciyes and Mt. Hasan in Turkey. The hollowed rocks initially served as homes and chapels for early Christians around the 7th century. More recently, Turkish farmers inhabited the structures, which can have as many as 10 floors.
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