A BRIT mum is building a luxury cave with a sauna and candles after buying the property for just £11,000.
Jennifer Ayres, 50, moved Australia 15 years ago and now they are working on building a unique cave house.
The mother-of-two started the project last year, living in a tent for three months and then living in a trailer while digging new ground. at home with the help of a local caver.
Jennifer hopes to turn the dusty cave into a two-bedroom home and one “granny” bedroom that she can afford. rent out – after buying the property for just £11,000.
Water expert from Darlington, Durhamshe has also been collecting high-end statement pieces to bring out the den such as a brass bathtub, a black freestanding sink, a Smeg integrated coffee machine, temple doors from. India and several chandeliers.
“My friends are killing themselves laughing at this, but it will be the most luxurious cave house you can imagine, including a sauna and gym,” he said.
Instead of chasing contractors and builders, the ambitious woman moved thousands of tons of dirt with machines she bought herself after painting her “dream cave.”
“I’ve already moved thousands of loads of dirt with a conveyor belt and I thought it would be easier if I got my Bobcat again – a machine that easily moves things from one place to another – so I could dispose of it myself,” he said.
“I couldn’t pay an architect to draw plans so I taught myself to do it.”
Jennifer explained why many people use old mines or dig their own caves because they are comfortable at 22C to 24C all year round.
The 50-year-old has set his sights on getting the job done Christmas – but we have a long way to go.
Jennifer has to dig six feet deep to reach a solid surface to build her cave that will create a ramp that will one day reach her front door.
“After the repair, I still have to do a lot of internal work – I’ll be doing a lot more,” he said.
Jennifer explained that she will also need to learn how to lay concrete tiles on the floor, as well as install plumbing and electricity.
The master builder has already spent £60,000 on the build so far, but said it was important to put all the money to work on his dream home.
While the building continues, the mother is living in a trailer while her husband and two grown children live in their home in Adelaide.
Her husband visits her occasionally to visit, but she usually stays alone in sunny Coober Pedy to get to know her surroundings.
He revealed that he plays golf in the desert with a Catholic priest, joins a gun club and visits museums and restaurants.
But with the hug job in progress, Jennifer is in no rush to finish.
“If I want a cave house, I’ll have it, even if it takes me 10 years. I’ll sit there and do it, because it’s fun,” he said.
“I don’t want to find a group of builders, but I want it to be my house, which I built.”
This comes after one the family turned the cave into a family home for five in just seven months, but still struggles with the major issue of bad breath.
And the stranger explained how he he built a small cave in a distant mountain after getting sick and people pushing him.