Yuka Yoneda

6 Fascinating Underground Homes That Go Above and Beyond

by , 03/18/14

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HIDDEN LAIR TUCKED BENEATH MOUNDS OF GRASS

Peeking out from underneath bumpy layers of greenery, this amazing abode looks more like something out of a fairy tale than real life. But don’t take this Swiss estate lightly. Designed by Vetsch Architektur, the structure was built using earth house construction, resulting in an insulating blanket that protects it from rain, low temperatures, wind and natural abrasion.

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GORGEOUS MODERN HOME BUILT INSIDE A CAVE

When you think about “modern living,” “cave-dwelling” isn’t usually the first phrase that springs to mind. But this eye-popping home nestled inside of a 15,000-square foot sandstone cave in Festus, Missouri is the best of both worlds. Built by Curt and Deborah Sleeper, the underground abode features smart examples of energy-efficient architecture like geothermal heating and passive design that keep the interior comfortable while completely eliminating the need for a furnace or air conditioning.

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13 Comments

  1. emilienf April 2, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    More info and drawings please!

  2. aurelia-m May 3, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    I like to see how the habitations can disappear in nature

  3. CHYNURMNSEU March 23, 2013 at 5:37 am

    Uderground houses are really lovely, but expensive. I would love to have a full master plan/ architectural drawing for an underground house which can be built on a plot of land.

  4. Cynthia Ann W May 18, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    I wounldn’t mind living in a pyrimid, and I agree they look sorta like the hobbits home. I have alsways thought it would be cool to live in a home that’s under ground with only enough showing at the top for entering through.

  5. P.ketterer-Awuor January 2, 2011 at 8:28 am

    a society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know – they shall never sit in…lets plant more trees.

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  11. Frodo Baggins September 22, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    It looks like the hobbits houses on lord of the rings ;-)

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