Elite Facts Presents 10 Unbelievable Underground Homes 10. Built on an old quarry site, this twostory home was designed by architect, John Bodger, for Phil and Helen Reddy. 9. This rectangular structure designed by Deca is very ecofriendly, utilizing natural light and heat, and cooling crosswinds. Built between the slopes of two adjacent hillsides, the house has a simple boxlike plan that blends into the surrounding desert, while still incorporating traditional Greek design elements. The house is visible only in the center, and even then could pass as a halfburied ruin more than a modern home.
8. This home was built to maximize exposure to sunlight, though most of the home is underground! Ecofriendly, easy to heat and cool, and featuring a unique rain water harvesting system, this private residence may very well be the home of the future! 7. This underground house from KWK Promes was designed so the grassy roof of the home is accessible only to the residents, via a set of stairs inside the house 6. This contemporary home is touted as one of Wales’ architectural masterpieces. According to their website The turf roof, steel chimney and peephole doorway inevitably gave way to its local nickname.
As the Teletubby house’. The basic design of Malator is very simple, with essentially one room inside, divided by prefabricated coloured pods, while on the outside, the house melds with the surrounding landscape. 5. Located in Iran at the base of Mt. Sahand, these 700yearold dwellings are carved out of natural volcanic rock formations. Though these largely subterranean apartments are very old, they have all been updated and include all of the modern comforts of home. 4. This Swiss home was designed by SeArch and Christian Mller Architects. Vals is famous for their thermal baths and boasts incredible views this home is perfect for.
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The location since it is very close to the baths, yet does not block the gorgeous mountain views! Also, since it is almost completely underground, it costs next to nothing to heat in the winter or cool in the summer. 3. Former captain of the Manchester United football team, Gary Neville, has plans to build this ecofriendly underground home in Bolton, U.K., providing the town’s planning committee finally approves his plans. So far, the committee has rejected the football star’s proposal to build this 8,000squarefoot, four bedroom, energyefficient home that will.
Blend in with the surrounding Pennine hillside. The large flowerpetalshaped openings are designed to let in light to the floors below. 2. This Swiss estate, by Vetsch Architektur, consists of 9 houses connected by stairs that lead down to a basement and even a subterranean parking lot. These earth houses use the ground as insulation that efficiently protects them from rain, extreme temperatures, wind and abrasion. 1. This modern and energyefficient 15,000squarefoot home is built within a sandstone cave in Festus, Missouri. Built by Curt and Deborah Sleeper, the home features modern interiors that blend.