Room 406 Your room and neighbouring 407 were the last rooms completed. They were opened February 2014. The ceilings of this home were quite eroded and had to be reconstructed. Another issue with this room was its location in accordance with city plans. These homes are 200 -300 years old, the legal survey came in late 1920’s. There was no consideration of what was established, unfortunately part of this room belonged to the property behind MDC. Fortunately rooms from their cave pension run into our property so to say in Turkish fashion,” there is an understanding amongst neighbours.” This was a two room house, we could not find enough evidence of what either rooms function was. Based on other rooms were would assume one was the kitchen utility room while the other was sleeping and sitting quarters. The bathroom dividing wall was our installation and the tub wall also our work. The back exit was there and our property extend a bout 20 meters from the outside wall. The walls were cleaned by using a hammer resembling a geologists pick. The rough surfaces help the oxidization process which allows the stone to harden. A smooth surface would tend to collect moisture and cause flaking. This is the way the walls were done hundreds of years ago. You will also notice holes bored into ceilings of all bathrooms and some other rooms. These enhance air circulation which is necessary in preservation of the cave surfaces. Without ventilation moisture would collect and the walls and ceilings would deteriorate. The bed, desk, closet doors and windows frames were made on site. Stones were also sized on site. Construction started in October 2009. Standing at the bottom of the stairs the area to left of the restaurant, the restaurant and reception buildings as well as all the rooms accessible via the stairs and extending all the way to the right were completed and ready for opening in February 2011. The areas above the main patio level and to left of the restaurant were faced during the same interval. At one time there were 70 workers on site.