Meet The Man Who Literally Lives Under A Rock

A Mexican man has been living under a rock for 30 years. Seriously.

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As the house has no running water, plumbing or electricity, the family cooks on a wood-burning stove and uses a nearby spring for fresh water.

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Santa Martha de la Cruz Villarreal (R) looks on as her husband Benito Hernandez pours hot water into a cup while standing inside their home near San Jose de Las Piedras.

Their unique dwelling in the arid desert of Coahuila is located outside the town of San Jose de Las Piedras, about 50 miles south of Texas.

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Adan Hernandez, son of Benito Hernandez and his wife Santa Martha de la Cruz Villarreal, holds a flashlight inside the family's bedroom.

Hernandez first visited the mountain range of San Jose de Las Piedras as an 8 year-old boy.

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Santa Martha de la Cruz Villarreal looks into her family's bedroom at their home near San Jose de Las Piedras.

Although he staked a claim to the rock as a young man, it took Hernandez 20 years to legally obtain the land.

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The initials of the Family Hernandez de Cruz are seen over the door of their home.

He and his wife Santa Martha de la Cruz make a living by working in candellila fields nearby, tending and harvesting the plants for their wax, which is used in everything from chewing gum and chapstick to cough syrup.

Despite the hardships, Hernandez will remain. "I started coming here when I was 8 years old to visit the candelilla fields and I liked it here," he told IBTimes TV. "I wasn't married and I didn't have a family yet, but I liked it."

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