From something out of the Teletubbies to a former missile silo, we count ten unbelievable underground homes! 10 Malator, Considered one of Wales’ architectural masterpieces, Malator is a property in Druidstone that was literally built into the side of a hill. Locals call it the Teletubby House’ because its turf roof and peephole doorway make it look like the home from the LCDinspired kids’ show. Interestingly, the home has just one fishbowlstyle room that’s sectioned off with different coloured pods. Its sweeping coastal views are inviting and its underground nature protect.
It from crappy Welsh weather. 9 Bolton Eco House, In 2010, former Manchester United captain Gary Neville made plans to build an ecofriendly underground home in the British suburb of Bolton. The millionaire football star wanted an 8,000squarefoot, fourbedroom home that would blend seamlessly into the surrounding hillside. Natural light would pour in through huge petalshaped glass openings and everything would be powered by a Bonoapproved wind turbine. The lavish home was constructed but, but Gary’s plan to build an elaborate wind turbine was thwarted when his neighbours complained. Not wanting to cause a feud, he aborted the.
Turbine project in 2012. 8 Edgeland House, Located in Austin, Texas, the unusuallooking Edgeland House is considered a modern reinterpretation of a traditional Native American pit home. Its organiclooking roof is covered with native grasses and wildflowers, meaning they probably have to mow their roof every Sunday! For contrast, the rest of the home has sharp angles and an ultramodern veneer. The home is designed to be energy efficient, making it an ideal underground lair for any evil geniuses who like to tend flowers. 7 Kandovan Cave Dwellings,.
10 Unbelievable Underground Homes
Although it’s mostly known for war and civil unrest, the Middle East has some of the most breathtaking homes in the world. Located at the base of Iran’s Mt. Sahand, the Kandovan caves have hidden 700yearold dwellings that were carved out of natural rock formations. Although they’re centuries old, these subterranean apartments have all been updated and include all of the modern comforts of home. Enjoy living inside a piece of history without sacrificing wifi. 6 Festus Cave House, Tucked into a sandstone cave in Festus,.
Missouri, this 15,000squarefoot home has an unusual history. Beginning as a working mine, it was purchased by a new owner in the 1950s and transformed into a roller rink and concert venue. Unfortunately, this period was shortlived because most concertgoers prefer venues that don’t have terrible acoustics and stifling humidity. The structure was later sold in an eBay auction, of all things. Its new owners, Curt and Deborah Sleeper, installed modern interiors while honouring the original sandstone walls. Thanks to geothermal heating and smart design, stay cool all year ’round without the need.
For air conditioning or a furnace. 5 Vals Hillside Home, Tucked into the hillside to protect it during long winters, this hardtospot Swiss home is perfect for secret getaways. Designed by famed architects SeArch and Christian Mller, Vals Hillside Home is an opulent underground pad that respects the surrounding ambience while managing to look like something from an IKEA catalogue. Its large windows reflect the stunning Alpine vistas and if for some crazy reason visitors feel like stepping outside, the area’s also home to worldfamous thermal baths.
4 Sedum House, Known to its friends as the house of the future’, this North Norfolk home attracts so much sunlight I’m surprised it doesn’t know Solar Beam. Its upper level is bordered with glass windows, even though most of its rooms are located underground. As with many of the entries on this list, Sedum House is extremely ecofriendly, with insulated shuttering, a geothermal heat pump and a unique system for harvesting rain water. 3 Aloni House, Found on Greece’s rugged Antiparos Island, Aloni House is a unique rectangular structure.
Built between the slopes of two adjacent hillsides. Its simple boxy design incorporates traditional Greek design elements and would appeal to anyone who hates curved edges or enjoys touring their local box factory. Visitors will only be able to see this halfburied house if they’re standing in the centre viewing point. From any other angle it resembles a decrepit ruin or blends into the surrounding desert. 2 Hacienda de la Paz, On the surface, Hacienda de la Paz looks like your average Californian McMansion. But hidden beneath its surface lies a secret!.
No, it’s not a basement full of corpses it’s five underground levels of lavish living space. Wealthy shrimp importer John Z. Blazevich built this unique underground home after local laws prohibited him from going forward with his original design a supertall multilevel monstrosity. Working with famed Spanish curator Rafael Manzano Martos, Blazevich’s design for Hacienda de la Paz included an underground tennis court, a 10,000squarefoot Turkish bath, a ballroom, nine bedrooms, twentyfive bathrooms in case all your guests need to go at one, multiple secret passages and pine flooring constructed from trees that fell hundreds of years earlier.
It sold for a whopping $53 million. 1 Subterra Castle, This underground home was once an Atlas missile base before it was flooded with over a million gallons of water. Looking at it now, it’s hard to believe this fourbedroom slice of domestic bliss once housed an intercontinental ballistic missile. Talk about a fixerupper. Eccentric renovators Edward and Dianna Peden have worked hard to convert the space into something that promotes peace. The missile control centre is now their living room, and other rooms contain drums and a stage, a hot tub and sauna, and even a ceremonial stone.