In the heart of Cappadocia, Ortahisar Village, which has been a homeland for Hittites, Persians, Romans, Byzantines, Seljuks, and Ottoman Empire since 1600 BC’s, Anitya caves have remained from this rich history. Keeping the ancestors in mind and always feeling them in our heart we have tried to renovate the caves as modern cave houses while maintaining its original structure.
The owner of the cave houses is a doctor. He, with his friends and master hands from the village and with his partner who is an actress, together designed and renovated the house with their own tastes, with their own hands. After debating many ideas now it has turned out to be what you see on the photos. As the meaning of Anitya is ‘impermanence’, that nothing is permanent and fixed in life, everything is continuously changing in the flux; Anitya Cave House will change with your existence, as it will change our own lives also.
Anitya Cave House has 2 units for now and is fully designed with historical, traditional, antique and handmade furniture. A Cave Suit with Terrace and a Duplex Stone House. As long as we know, in the Cave Suit, maybe 200 years ago, saloon had been used as a barn. Animals were kept in and the fodders were put in the spaces carved like shelves, as you can see in the pictures. The bedroom was an old chapel from Byzantine times. So it was once, a center for people to pray, hope and wish for their dreams to come true.
They say; stones are keeping the vibrations of life and they have been used for healing for centuries throughout all cultures, religions and empires. Imagining this reality; Cappadocia is sacred and unbelievably rich area. Once it was a big sea, then, with volcanic eruptions, and being subject to power of winds and water it was shaped like a fairytale land. Since 10 million years or maybe more; this area has been keeping incredible life energies.