Most people think living under a rock is something to avoid. But for one family, it's a dream come true.

Farmer Benito Hernandez knew since the age of eight that he wanted to make a 131-foot rock formation in Coahuila, Mexico, his home.
It took him 20 years to buy the land but as soon as he was able, Hernandez and his wife Santa Martha constructed a sun-dried brick house beneath the awe-inspiring formation.

Located about 50 miles south of the U.S.-Mexico border near the remote community of San Jose de Piedras, the home is small. But it was large enough for the couple to raise seven children over the 30 years they've inhabited the cave-like property.

The unique home also lacks a sewage system but fortunately for the Hernandez clan, the rock is near a mountain spring, which supplies the family with water for cleaning and drinking.
Hernandez makes a living by working off the land, planting and harvesting the Candelilla plant, which is used to make candle wax and medicine among other things.


'It gets very cold here and we struggle to get food,' Hernandez said.
'We have to work hard here on the Candelilla fields. That's the only job we have. That's what we live from.'
But he refuses to move to a more comfortable abode, preferring to tough it out, living at one with Mexico's spectacular landscape.