THE pressures of modern life mean that most of us have probably dreamt at one time or another of fleeing to the hills. But real-life caveman Angelo Mastropietro has made his hermit dream a reality – by spending over £160,000 turning a 250 million year old cave in the Wyre Forest into his dream home. The ambitious makeover captured the imagination of viewers when it was featured on Channel 4’s Grand Designs in September. The 38-year-old, originally from Worcestershire, was living a high-flying life as the head of a successful recruitment company in Australia when he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2007. The condition led to him being temporarily paralysed – and inspired him to seek a simpler life.
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