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Man Transforms 250-Million-Year-Old Abandoned Cave Into A Gorgeous Home

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Most men dream of turning their basements into a mancave where they can escape to and drink beer while watching TV or playing video games when life's responsibilities prove to be too much.

For Anglo Mastropietro, he made this dream come true, but instead of renovating his basement, he turned a 250-million-year-old cave into a modern home that he now calls his own.

The Australian businessman and father-of-two fell in love with the abandoned cave back in 1999 when he sought refuge in it one rainy day. At the time, Mastropietro did not think he would ever live within its walls.

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About a decade later, Mastropietro was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) that rendered him temporarily paralyzed. This was the wake up call he needed to change his lifestyle and priorities. As a result, he left behind his successful business and decided to buy the cave.

"MS was triggered by health and lifestyle and that was the catalyst I needed to remind me that I needed to be mindful of my health and be respectful of my lifestyle," Mastropietro told Daily Mail. "I wanted to be in a place where I had a happier and healthier life."

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Matropietro purchased the cave for $80,000 and spent around $130,000 on renovations and furnishings. In the end he managed to turn the rocky structure into a abode that rivals many city homes.

Are you ready to see what it looks like on the inside?

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