Any Nice Caves for Rent?

I was scrolling through the other day when a question caught my eye: Should I withdraw from humanity and find a really nice cave? 

This question really resonated with me because I often feel this way too.  When I was a kid my dream was to live in a monastery and work in the scriptorium.  Or, if I couldn’t do that, to become a hermit and live in the mountains eating wild plants like Euell Gibbons.

I had just been daydreaming about that again last week.

Unfortunately, nice caves are hard to find.

I started thinking about the things I would need to make life as a hermit bearable.

My cave would have to be within walking distance of a really good library. Or I would need to install WiFi so I could download ebooks from

I would need a camp oven or solar powered bread machine so I can make my gluten free bread.

Water. A well. With a hand pump?  Or a solar powered pump.

Oh yeah, Electricity. Maybe a solar/wind power generator, to run the Wifi, bread machine, water pump and charge my Kindle Fire.

On and on.

Until I realized it would be better to just stay home and learn to get along with people.

I did a little research on (I’m an Amazon Associate BTW) and was surprised at how much of my hermit’s dream was readily available.


About 1heartle

My passion and obsession is with books, reading, life-long learning, libraries, literacy and tutoring. A second passion is public speaking, teaching and powerful presentations. I am always experimenting with new teaching and training methods in an effort to find the most effective way to engage learners.
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