National Geographic : 1957 Oct
582 Jack Manning, Pix Cave Dwellers in La Guardia Live Below Ground by Choice, Not from Poverty Gypsies and non-gypsies alike regard their cave homes as highly as if they were cottages above ground, though they may boast only a sheet of burlap for a door and a bare rock for a front yard. In summer's furnace heat the cueva is pleasantly cool; the blasts of winter never fully penetrate its depths. A towering chimney ventilates the interior nicely when an open fire burns in the kitchen. And the single entrance discourages robbers. In any case, cost is modest-as little as 700 pesetas ($14) for a small cave, 10,000 pesetas ($200) for a large one.