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10 Unbelievable Underground Homes

• From something out of the Teletubbiesto ¬¬¬¬a former missile silo, we count ten unbelievable underground homes!10 – Malator, • Considered one of Wales’ architecturalmasterpieces, Malator is a property in Druidstone that was literally built into the side ofa hill. • Locals call it the ‘Teletubby House’because its turf roof and peephole doorway make it look like the home from the LCDinspiredkids’ show. • Interestingly, the home has just one fishbowlstyleroom that’s sectioned off with different coloured pods. Its sweeping coastal viewsare inviting and its underground nature protect

it from crappy Welsh weather.9 – Bolton Eco House, • In 2010, former Manchester United captainGary Neville made plans to build an ecofriendly underground home in the British suburb ofBolton. • The millionaire football star wanted an8,000squarefoot, fourbedroom home that would blend seamlessly into the surroundinghillside. Natural light would pour in through huge petalshaped glass openings and everythingwould be powered by a Bonoapproved wind turbine. • The lavish home was constructed but, butGary’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 unusuallookingEdgeland House is considered a modern reinterpretation of a traditional Native American pit home.• Its organiclooking roof is covered with native grasses and wildflowers, meaning theyprobably have to mow their roof every Sunday! For contrast, the rest of the home has sharpangles 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, • Although it’s mostly known for war andcivil 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 700yearolddwellings that were carved out of natural rock formations.• Although they’re centuries old, these subterranean apartments have all been updatedand include all of the modern comforts of home. Enjoy living inside a piece of historywithout sacrificing wifi. 6 – Festus Cave House,• Tucked into a sandstone cave in Festus, Missouri, this 15,000squarefoot home hasan unusual history. • Beginning as a working mine, it was purchasedby 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 acousticsand stifling humidity. • The structure was later sold in an eBayauction, of all things. Its new owners, Curt and Deborah Sleeper, installed modern interiorswhile 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 itduring long winters, this hardtospot Swiss home is perfect for secret getaways.• Designed by famed architects SeArch and

Christian Müller, Vals Hillside Home is anopulent underground pad that respects the surrounding ambience while managing to looklike something from an IKEA catalogue. • Its large windows reflect the stunningAlpine vistas and if for some crazy reason visitors feel like stepping outside, the area’salso home to worldfamous thermal baths. 4 – Sedum House,• Known to its friends as ‘the house of the future’, this North Norfolk home attractsso much sunlight I’m surprised it doesn’t know Solar Beam. Its upper level is borderedwith glass windows, even though most of its rooms are located underground.• As with many of the entries on this list,

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