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?
From Eco-Hobbit Homes to Underground Mansions
Shivering Sunken Homes
Productora Combats Mexico Heat With Half-Buried House Design
Communal Apocalyptic Abodes
The ‘Vivos' Shelters Will Protect Your 'Hood
Sculptures to Hide Underground Homes
The House of Spiritual Retreat
Suppose Design Office Creates Illusion of Pit House
Subterranean Home Extensions
The Dear Grotto is a Complete Underground Sanctuary
Bomb Shelter Hotels
Yotel Eyes The Kingsway Tunnels in London
'Stay Grounded' Offers Green Living and Privacy
The Underground London Hotel by Reardonsmith Architects
Domestic Pit Mines
Matthew Fromboluti's 'Above Below' Turns an Old Mine into Eco-Housing
Floating Underground Villas
'Plot #35' of the Ordos Project Has Floating Extensions
Rabbit Hole Hostels
Matteo Thun Designs Eco-Friendly Underground Hotel
Luxurious Bomb Shelters
High Living in the Underground Complex of Barstow Bunker
Secret Underground Home
Homeless "Mole Man"
Burrowing Eco Abodes
The Underground Vals House Lets in Light and Views
Nevada Desert Oasis is a Safe Haven for Natural Disasters
Mini Hobbit Homes
Maddie Chamber's Miniature Wonder from the Shire
Hobbit Hole Livestock Lodgings
Now the 'Hobbiton' Shire is Home to Sheep
This Swiss Cluster of Houses Belongs in 'The Lord of the Rings'
Underground House in Seoul by Byoung Cho
Real Life Hobbit Havens
The Habitable Polyhedron is a Family Retreat Playhouse
The Urrezkoenea House by Pena Ganchegui & Associates is Underground
Repurposed Bomb Shelters
The Underground 'Bahnhof Office'
Britain Plans to Build a Ritzy Subterranean Home
Low Impact Woodland Homes Built With Surrounding Nature
The Triangular Concrete House 2 by A-cero Architects is Hidden