With the growing population every year, it was only a matter of time before people started building their underground homes like Hobbits in Tolkien’s story. Humanity has begun to live in caves, and now we realize that “dwelling homes” are a very eco-friendly way of living. These ten underground homes are so incredible that can make you want to live in it too!
1. Underground Cave House in Festus, Missouri
This modern and efficient 15,000 square foot home is built in a sandstone cave in Festus, Missouri. This home is designed by Curt and Deborah Sleeper, the features of this underground homes are its modern interiors that blend with unfinished natural stone walls. Thanks to a geothermal heating and smart design, no need for air conditioning or an oven to heat/cool the house.
The space inside the home is used as a concert hall and a skating rink on wheels! It became famous by being auctioned on eBay before becoming a private residence. (Source 1)
2. Malator in Druidstone, Wales
This contemporary house is displayed as one of the architectural masterpieces of Wales. According to its website: The basic design of Malator underground home is very simple, with mostly an interior space, divided by the prefabricated color pods. While on the outside this house has the grass roof, steel fireplace and door inevitably Judas leads to its nickname Local as “the house Teletubbies. The house blends into the surrounding landscape. “(Source)
3. Hidden Underground Home in Lower Silesia, Poland
This underground house KWK Promes has been designed so that the grass roof of the house is accessible only to residents, through a set of stairs inside the house. (Source | Photo)
4. Metro House, Great Ormside, Cumbria, England
This two-storey house was designed by architect John Bodger for Phil and Helen Reddy by constructing it on old Quarry Site. (Source | Photo)
5. Sedum House, North Coast of Norfolk, UK
This house was built to maximize exposure to the sunlight in the house, although most of the house is underground! Eco-friendly, easy to heat and cool, and a unique system for rainwater collection, this private residence could well be the home of the future! (Source | Photo)
6. Flower petals Underground Home in Bolton, UK
This loving underground home in the Bolton, UK, Designed by Manchester United Former Captain Gary Neville. On the condition that the city’s planning committee approves the construction plan of this beautiful underground home. So far, the committee rejected the star footballer proposal to build this 8,000-square-foot home and a four-bedroom home. Energy efficiency will be mixed with the surrounding Pennine Hill. Large openings in the form of petals of flowers are designed to let the light passway through the lower floors. (Source | Photo)
7. Desert Stone Underground Homes in Greece
Designed by Deca, this rectangular structure is very environmentally friendly, using natural light and heat, and side winds for cooling. This underground home is built on two adjacent hillsides slopes. The house has a simple box-shaped plan that merges with the surrounding desert while incorporating elements of traditional Greek design.
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8. Lättenstrasse Estate, Dietikon, Switzerland
This Swiss estate of Vetsch Architektur consists of 9 Underground homes connected by stairs leading to a basement and even an underground car park. These “Earth Homes” uses the ground soil as the insulation that effectively protects them from rain, heat, cold, and winds.
9. Hobbit Home in Vals, Switzerland
This Swiss house was designed by Christian Müller Architects and SeArch. Vals is famous for its thermal baths and offers incredible views; This home is perfect for the location as baths are very close to it. However, does not block the gorgeous mountain views! Moreover, since it is almost entirely underground, it costs almost nothing to heat in winter or cool in summer. (Source | Photo)
10. Underground Home for sale Las Cuevas, Kandovan, Iran
Situated in Iran at the base of the Mt. Sahand, these ancient dwellings are of 700 years old. These homes are carved from natural volcanic rock formations. All of the underground homes have been modernized and includes all the modern comforts of home, Although these apartments are mostly old. (Source | Photo)