A Chinese couple has spent 54 years living in mountain cave near Nanchong, as they couldn’t afford a house after their marriage. Liang Zifu(81) and Li Suying(77) have turned the cave into their home.
It was three years after their wedding when Liang found the cave and decided to stay there for good. After clearing the area and fixing the place with some rooms, the place became their home where they would spend decades together building their family and raising their kids.
The huge hole in the mountain had space for three bedrooms, a kitchen and a living room — more enough room to be able to raise kids. It even has an electricity line so Liang could set the place up with some home appliances as well. The couple even grow their own food on a farm they made on top of the cave and also owns a pigsty for pigs.
Local authorities have so far failed to convince the couple to abandon their cave and move to a better place which they were willing to provide. But, they say that they have grown accustomed to their cave and think that it has many advantages: it’s cool in the summers and warm in winters, there is a spring for fresh water right near by.
“She’s had a hard life,” said Liang, referring to the tough living conditions his wife has endured in their home inside the cave.
They say sometimes feel lonely as their children who have all grown up, have already moved out of their homely cave and now live with families of their own and many former neighbours had left the area and settled down in cities.
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