An amazing example of an affordable, long-lived modern cave home – the Chez Hélène-Amboise Troglodyte is a rags-to-riches story of a home blossoming within a family. A cave home acquired in modern times for One Euro at auction from a family member, this beautifully rustic cave home was renovated for just under $50k. And even better – one room of the renovated cave house is now for rental essentially as a bed-and-breakfast through AirBNB!
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A beautiful, large example of a 6-module terradome underground home. The Munson Hill Farm house is a great example of a traditional earth-sheltered home design with a very well-decorated interior in a contemporary style.Featuring Large 13′ apex arches.
From the Owner:
This farm is just under 30 acres with 14 acres in fenced pasture.
There is a creek, barn, smaller barn, and utility shed in addition to
a lovely 3 bedroom underground home. The kitchen, bar room and all the
bathrooms have been recently remodeled. The children’s rooms have
sleeping lofts. The master has an office with it’s own entrance. There
is an amazing jacuzzi as well as a screen porch and deck.
This is the perfect place to start your mini farm and raise your
family. House will be on the market in April 2016.
The sale may be on hold. Please check the website for the current status of this underground home!
A unique underground home by its features list alone, this large earth home serves as a self-sufficient example on 5 acres.
From the Owners:
“Hi, we recently purchased the home after its former owner passed away. ….The home sits on 5 acres and is basically self sufficient. Has a bomb shelter, indoor pool with waterfall and many other interesting features.”
This amazing owner-built underground home is truly unique. The home immediately shows a striking combination of landscape and terrain design, scale of construction, and intricate architectural elements. The interior continues the trend with an opulent-if-not-almost-gratuitous mixture of classical wood furnishings (the owner is a woodworker), and even features a secret door! I could go on, but please see the owner’s website (http://www.ourundergroundhome.com) for a much better tour!
A classic terradome example, this earth home in Franklin NE is a great modern addition to the underground home directory.
A message from the owner, Leigh Shreve:
“bought this home on 150 acres about 2 years ago. Although it is not as energy efficient as we hoped (probably due to the fireplace) it has lots of light, large spacious rooms. Most people drive by even if they are looking for our home and don’t even see it.”
An opulently furnished, almost surreal underground house in North Central Texas. This home blends retro with sci-fi with a classy timeless feel.
NOTE – as of writing, this earth sheltered house is for sale!
Situated underground amidst the hostile, arid environment of coober pedy, this bed and breakfast slash underground house makes great use of the environment at hand.
This underground home, experimental even by earth-sheltered housing standards, is a marvelous example of start-to-finish planning. With