Gallery: Awesome Hidden Lair Tucked Under Mounds of Green Grass

 
We're really into buried homes here at Inhabitat - from this crazy flower-shaped one in Britain to these 700 year old hobbit houses in Iran, we've scoured the globe looking for the coolest ones. So you can imagine how we felt when we stumbled upon this delightful hidden gem by Vetsch Architektur. Made of concrete and earth, the Swiss estate is actually a cluster of grass-blanketed houses encircling a pretty little lake. Aside from using natural and recycled materials and having a green roof, the structure was built using typical earth house construction, resulting in an insulating blanket that protects it from rain, low temperatures, wind and natural abrasion.

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  1. kmd June 1, 2015 at 4:07 am

    How do structures like these fare in earthquakes?

  2. dberkowitz September 16, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    And no problems with bug entering the house? That’s my first thought on an underground house.

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