Top 7 Underground Homes
Non conformist people would do anything not to fit in and that what makes them outstanding from the crowd. Having more different home than most people would sure take you places like being part of lists with weird homes or as in this case underground homes. Also, it would draw people, architects and curious eyes to see how it’s life down there.
This list will show you some of the most amazing homes that were completely built underground.
#1. Cave House in Festus, Missouri
Besides the fact that it is underground, this 1393 square meters home is modern and energy-efficient. It was built within a sandstone cave in Festus, Missouri, USA. Curt and Deborah Sleeper built it and the home features modern interiors that blend with the natural and unfinished sandstone walls. You would wonder how they breathe underground. Well thanks to geothermal heating and clever design, there is no need for air conditioning or a furnace to heat or cool the home. This space was previously used as a concert venue and a roller skating rink, that’s why it is so large and spacey. It become famous after it was auctioned on eBay before becoming a private residence.
#2. Malator in Druidstone, Wales, UK
This contemporary home is known as one of Wales’ architectural masterpieces. The turf roof, steel chimney and peephole doorway inevitably gave way to its local nickname as ‘the Teletubby house’ (referring to the famous children’s show). The basic design of Malator is simple, with one room inside, divided by prefabricated coloured pods. On the outside, the house melds with the surrounding landscape. But for sure if you didn’t know that people lived in there, it would make you wonder what kind of place it is, because it looks like an alien base from the outside.
#3. Hidden House in Lower Silesia, Poland
The house is ituated in Lower Silesia, in a post-german city, where most of the buildings are steep roofed villas. Under ground there are thousands of kilometres of partly burried tunnels. That’s how the architects got the idea to build this house. The house integrates with its surroudings, yet it does not refer to the visible structure, but the underground part of the city. The object’s structure has been hidden underground, which makes it completely invisible from the dirveway. A huge trapdoor covered with grass is the entrance to the building. Pretty much like from a spy movie, right?
#4. Flower Petals in Bolton, U.K.
Located in Bolton, UK, this flowery looking house belongs to the British football star Gary Neville. It is hidden under the ground except for the petal-shaped openings designed to allow the light to enter and light up the whole place. The house has 743 square meters, and was designed by Make Architects to keep energy consumption to a minimum. The view of the underground house is magnificent especially by night, when it looks like enlightened huge flower.
#5. Cave Dwellings
These cave dwellings are about 700 years old and were carved out of natural volcanic rock formations, situated at the base of Mt.Sahand, Iran. You may think that nobody lived in there? Well, you are wrong. The dwellings have all been renovated and have all the modern necessities of home. So this is kind of an underground buildings. Cool.
#6. Stone Desert Home, Greece
This house was esigned by Deca Architecture, and made only from natural materials. It has been carved in such a way that only the second story is visible above the ground. Since the Aegean Sea is pretty windy and living on an island can be difficult unless you have good protected house. It has been specially designed to withstand that windy weather.
#7. Estate Lättenstrasse, Dietikon, Switzerland
This house was projected by Vetsch Architektur, actually consists 9 houses connected by stairs that lead down to a basement and even a subterranean parking lot. These “earth houses” as they are also known, use the ground as protection from rain, extreme temperatures, wind and abrasion. Also, they get a lovely look of pond from their window, which completes the whole natural habitat manner.