Inside the home, the whitewashed walls were adorned with calendars, family photos, and posters of cats. In recent years, revenue from the Mahjong parlor has even allowed the family to add electricity to their home.
We settled onto the kong, a bed which has been elevated to allow for a fire to burn underneath, and chatted with the family through broken Chinese and help from our guide. The family explained that in previous years, the back room had been used to store the family's livestock.
After profusely thanking the family for allowing us to visit their home, we ventured off for final leg of our Xi'An tour.
To arrange a tour of a cave home, contact:
Xi'An Day Tour