In the Star Wars film, “The Phantom Menace,” Anakin Skywalker and his mother come from a desert settlement. The movie features shots of domed sand structures making up the village. The footage was shot in Tunisia, and the structures were actually built, they weren't miniatures or special effects.
It turns out that people have actually moved into these structures and are living there. In video footage you can see people’s things piled inside the sand houses and even pets roaming around. In one, a desert fox can be seen in a cage. In another, a seemingly domesticated bird of prey watches over a pile of clothes.
No actual residents appear in the video footage, but the settlement does appear inhabited. Wonder if they’re Star Wars fans?