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    Hobbit Homes in Iran

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    13 Hobbit Houses. You Won�t Believe That People Actually Live In. Iranian Troglodyte Homes

  • Carrie Kilgore

    Iranian Troglodyte Homes The Iranian village of Kandovan is usually described as a "gigantic termite colony". Volcanic rock formed a small group of cone-like caves that eventually attracted human inhabitants. The small town, like many of the other underground dwellings on this list, has become a veritable tourist destination.

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