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25 Underground Abodes

From Eco-Hobbit Homes to Underground Mansions

— October 20, 2010 — Eco
If you're tired of the day-to-day grind of living above ground, then you need to check out these underground abodes.

Architecture has gone literally underground in the past few years, as builders and designers are finding that building into the earth is sometimes better than building above it. These underground abodes are filled with homes dug into hillsides and refurbished bunkers -- definitely worth a look.

Implications - In my second and third year of college, I lived in a basement apartment. After a while, the lack of natural light started to depress me and my roommates, but looking through the underground abodes in this collection has me longing for the secretive nature of underground living. Plus, most of these places are ten times nicer than our dingy apartment. Where can I sign up for one of these?
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Shivering Sunken Homes
Shivering Sunken Homes
Productora Combats Mexico Heat With Half-Buried House Design
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Communal Apocalyptic Abodes
Communal Apocalyptic Abodes
The ‘Vivos' Shelters Will Protect Your 'Hood
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Sculptures to Hide Underground Homes
Sculptures to Hide Underground Homes
The House of Spiritual Retreat
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Subterranean Residences
Subterranean Residences
Suppose Design Office Creates Illusion of Pit House
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Subterranean Home Extensions
Subterranean Home Extensions
The Dear Grotto is a Complete Underground Sanctuary
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Bomb Shelter Hotels
Bomb Shelter Hotels
Yotel Eyes The Kingsway Tunnels in London
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Eco-Hobbit Homes
Eco-Hobbit Homes
'Stay Grounded' Offers Green Living and Privacy
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Hidden Hotels
Hidden Hotels
The Underground London Hotel by Reardonsmith Architects
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Domestic Pit Mines
Domestic Pit Mines
Matthew Fromboluti's 'Above Below' Turns an Old Mine into Eco-Housing
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Floating Underground Villas
Floating Underground Villas
'Plot #35' of the Ordos Project Has Floating Extensions
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Rabbit Hole Hostels
Rabbit Hole Hostels
Matteo Thun Designs Eco-Friendly Underground Hotel
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Luxurious Bomb Shelters
Luxurious Bomb Shelters
High Living in the Underground Complex of Barstow Bunker
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Secret Underground Home
Secret Underground Home
Homeless "Mole Man"
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Burrowing Eco Abodes
Burrowing Eco Abodes
The Underground Vals House Lets in Light and Views
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Underground Cities
Underground Cities
Nevada Desert Oasis is a Safe Haven for Natural Disasters
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Mini Hobbit Homes
Mini Hobbit Homes
Maddie Chamber's Miniature Wonder from the Shire
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Hobbit Hole Livestock Lodgings
Hobbit Hole Livestock Lodgings
Now the 'Hobbiton' Shire is Home to Sheep
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Hobbit Hideaways
Hobbit Hideaways
This Swiss Cluster of Houses Belongs in 'The Lord of the Rings'
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Hole-in-the-Ground Architecture
Hole-in-the-Ground Architecture
Underground House in Seoul by Byoung Cho
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Real Life Hobbit Havens
Real Life Hobbit Havens
The Habitable Polyhedron is a Family Retreat Playhouse
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Undercover Homes
Undercover Homes
The Urrezkoenea House by Pena Ganchegui & Associates is Underground
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Repurposed Bomb Shelters
Repurposed Bomb Shelters
The Underground 'Bahnhof Office'
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Underground Mansions
Underground Mansions
Britain Plans to Build a Ritzy Subterranean Home
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Hobbit-Style Architecture
Hobbit-Style Architecture
Low Impact Woodland Homes Built With Surrounding Nature
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Underground Homes
Underground Homes
The Triangular Concrete House 2 by A-cero Architects is Hidden
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