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Underground house ideas

A feed of underground and earth-sheltered homes, published by and for display on This pinboard is dedicated to a range of earth-sheltered homes and buildings, with natural and man-made structures

Yaodongs are "house caves" typically dug out of loess hill sides. Entire villages have been built into the sides of mountains.

A great interior view of the 'cave house" in festus, MO

France, Indre et Loire, Azay le Rideau, chemin des Caves, Mr Sarrazin's Troglodytic Cottage

Troglodyte village in IRAN 700 years old - In the north west of Iran at the foot of Mount Sahand in Kandovan, The villagers live in cave homes carved out from the volcanic rock. The age of some houses is more than 700 years.

It has been said that the cave homes of Kinver Edge, Staffordshire, with their petite gardens, were the real inspiration behind J.R.R. Tolkien’s Hobbiton. Kinver Edge features some of the most recently occupied troglodyte/cave dwellings in the UK.

Troglodyte Caves of Matmata

Remarkable troglodyte caves in Anjou Loire Valley

troglodyte (cave dweller) home as lived in today in the Loire River Valley of France

unusual even by underground house standards, this spanish or Mediterranean earth-sheltered home looks beautiful amidst its environment

Rammed-earth eco-house built into a seaside cliff. Architects Alejandro D'Acosta and Claudia Turrent. / The Green Life ♥

  • Nicole S

    Kerry is learning about this type of construction

  • Ryan Bishop

    You're kidding? That is very cool! I may have to pick his brains - I may still be interested in getting him involved in the final blueprinting/drafting process for my own eventual design likewise (if he's up for it, of course). Rammed earth can make some amazing homes - and I'd love to see the layers on the walls. Very psychedelic..

  • Nicole S

    Most definitely!

  • Nicole S

    He's helping family with a remodel project & works full time doing structural stuff I'm sure he could help ;)

A living room in a modern-day cave house, with spiral staircase. AKA, what batman's living room must look like

Cappadocia cave house - Turkey

Amazing opulent cave house with pool

5-Coober Pedy is a town located in northern South Australia which houses a unique way of life. Many may think that living under the ground does not make much sense, but one needs to rethink once the summer temperatures of these deserts of South Australia are brought into the picture, many residents preferred to live in caves in the hillsides. The surface living needs air-conditioning, especially during the summer months, when temperatures often exceed 104 degrees Fahrenheit

Bunker style door to an unknown earth sheltered home or building. A great home defense against zombies, angry mobs, and the heat of summer in the desert

A beautiful, modern earth-sheltered home built in a reservoir. The Devon Reservoir home, UK

California Academy of Sciences. An underground house honorable mention, and an intriguing geometrical design

Indiana missile silo home - With an amazing atrium using the former launch bay doors and a creatively re-purposed interior

Converted Missile silo house - a great view of a subterranean tunnel in one of the world's coolest underground houses

AR House / Campuzano Architects | ArchDaily - with a beautiful green roof and planter arrangement

It may not have a green roof, but this is as earth-sheltered as earth-sheltered homes get

A home adding to it's landscape. Green roofs such as this lasts longer than a traditional shingled roof, absorbs storm water, reduces environmental temperatures, and can lower utility bills. And looks darn pretty!

Witham old age home flaunts grass roof