Comfortable life underground: an overview of amazing underground houses

Comfortable life underground: an overview of amazing underground houses

Although this is not a very popular idea, still some people today prefer to live underground. Such an alternative to ordinary houses. Whether it’s a decision based on style, personal preferences or the desire to recreate a frame from the film, life in any of these houses should be simply unique.

Underground Ecohouse by Make Architects

Underground Ecohouse by Make Architects

The amazing house was designed by Make Architects architects specifically for British football star Gary Neville. This is a vivid example of a successful combination of beautiful design and functionality. One-story residence underground covers about 8000 square meters. One of the main goals in the design of this house was the idea to create a special building in which energy consumption will be minimized. Plus, it should also be an environmentally friendly version of a standard house.
Underground Ecohouse by Make Architects

The house was built from natural materials and using traditional construction methods. A heat pump provides heating in the house, while photovoltaic panels and wind turbines generate energy. The house is almost completely built on a hillside, and this allows it to easily integrate into the environment. Outwardly, the house resembles a flower with rooms instead of petals, which are organized around the central kitchen. At night, the house looks just magical. A fabulous glowing flower on a hillside! An interesting and beautiful example of how nature and the work of human hands are combined in a harmonious building.

Underground elliptical house overlooking the Alps

Underground elliptical house overlooking the Alps
Underground elliptical house overlooking the Alps

A stone house built on a hillside is the result of a collaboration between Dutch architects from SeARCH and architects from Christian Muller Architects. It is located in the Swiss village of Vals, and is quite difficult to find. Two access roads lead to the house. Large areas open at the main entrance, and a second entrance leads underground. The round wall has many windows that let in sunlight and allow you to admire the breathtaking mountain scenery.

Woodlyn Park - the world's first hobbit motel

Woodlyn Park - the world's first hobbit motel

Most people probably have an underground house associated with the village in which the hobbits lived. These little creatures have become a real inspiration to many people. Many fans tried to create something similar to their small houses built on a hillside, and only a few managed to create simply unique and wonderful masterpieces.
Woodlyn Park - the world's first hobbit motel

One of the successful projects is the world's first hobbit motel, located in Woodlyn Park, on the North Island of New Zealand. It is built of polystyrene blocks. Thanks to this, the rooms are not very hot in summer and not cold in winter. An interesting and effective isolation method. Surprisingly, the rooms are quite spacious. They are also very well furnished. Each room has a kitchen and shower, and each unit can accommodate up to 6 people. The motel also offers a bar and restaurant.

The Hobbit House from The Lord of the Rings

The Hobbit House from The Lord of the Rings
The Hobbit House from The Lord of the Rings

The hobbit houses of the world-famous Lord of the Rings trilogy have become a true symbol and inspiration for many projects. In the village of Matamata in New Zealand, you can see the real hobbit houses. This is exactly the place where the scenes from the movie were shot. After the shooting of the film was completed, it was decided to leave some of the hobbits at home and use them as tourist attractions.

Ecohotel Bella Vista (Italy)

Ecohotel Bella Vista (Italy)
Ecohotel Bella Vista (Italy)

Recently, a lot of eco-projects have appeared, and eco-hotels are no exception. In Italy you can find the amazing KlimaHotel, designed by Matteo Thun, who set himself the goal of creating a reliable, eco-friendly hotel. It exactly repeats the hotel Bella Vista. It consists of 11 separate hostels, seamlessly built into the hillsides. Construction began in 2009.
Ecohotel Bella Vista (Italy)

Buildings differ from others in environmentally friendly heating and cooling systems, as well as in construction methods. Local resources and materials from nearby areas were used. As for the architecture and design of the hostels, they were strongly influenced by the local culture. The emphasis was on creating a strong connection with nature in order to combine natural and artificial elements and create a harmonious image.

Cave House (Missouri)

Cave House (Missouri)
Cave House (Missouri)

Most of the underground houses or structures were built on a hillside, in accordance with the model proposed in the films about The Lord of the Rings. But there are other possible construction options, for example, a cave. Very logical and simple solution. Wonderful home located in Fest, Missouri. It was built inside a sandstone cave. Designers Curt and Deborah Sleeper designed and implemented this project, which became a cozy home for them. The interior is very modern, using unique textures, such as unfinished sand walls, giving the house a unique charm.
Cave House (Missouri)

Not only is the place for the home unusual and unique, but there are other details that make it a great role model. It is an energy-efficient home equipped with geothermal heating and a smart design that eliminates the need for air conditioning. The cave house has three rooms, all with unfinished walls. This is a house that, in a sense, looks more like a museum than a residential building.

Earth houses from Peter Vetsch

Earth houses from Peter Vetsch
Earth houses from Peter Vetsch

An unusual underground house located in Switzerland is the realization of a new and original concept related to green, progressive architecture. The building called Earth House Estate Lättenstrasse consists of nine houses with different numbers of rooms. Houses are much larger than they seem at first glance. This is mainly because they are almost completely hidden by land and grass. It seems that they appear from nowhere. The houses are grouped around a small artificial lake.
Earth houses from Peter Vetsch

In the development of all houses, land is used as an insulating "blanket", which provides not only protection from heat and cold, but also from rain and wind. The organic forms of these structures will allow them to integrate naturally in the surrounding area and become part of the landscape.

Malator House on the Welsh Coast

Malator House on the Welsh Coast
Malator House on the Welsh Coast

Most underground houses that are built on hillsides have entrances that make them visible. However, Malator House, located on the Welsh coast, is an exception to the rule. It is very difficult to find if you do not know the exact location, because the house almost disappears into the ground. The house project is owned by Future Systems. It was built in an artificial embankment and is located on a hilltop. Due to this location, the windows of the house offer stunning landscapes of the coast of Wales.

Aloni House in the Cyclades

Aloni House in the Cyclades
Aloni House in the Cyclades

Using the materials found in the area for construction is another way to integrate the house into the surrounding landscape. A house built from them will simply dissolve in the surrounding landscape. That is why most of the houses on the slopes of the mountains and hills of the Cyclades islands were built of stone or wood.
Aloni House in the Cyclades

Aloni House is located in a beautiful area of ​​the Cyclades. It had to match the landscape of earthen ramparts and agricultural areas. Therefore, materials that have a low environmental impact and are effective as insulating materials were used in the construction of the house. The house is a single-level construction with an area of ​​240 square meters. The earthen walls regulate the temperature, the green roof additionally provides insulation and helps the house disappear into the surrounding landscape.

Eco-Settlement in the Preseli Mountains (West Wales)

Eco-Settlement in the Preseli Mountains (West Wales)

There are many different villages and unusual houses in the mountains of West Wales. But the eco-settlement in the Preseli mountains is by far the most interesting. It features huts built in the hills made of straw and clay. It should be noted that straw has become a very popular building material in the modern world. Besides the fact that the houses in the village are environmentally friendly, the people living here also grow their own organic food.
Eco-Settlement in the Preseli Mountains (West Wales)

A unique community was created in 1993 and remained a mystery for several years. The village was opened in 1998 when glimpses of sunlight on a solar panel placed in the main building were noticed. The pilot saw a reflection and informed the higher authorities from this, but at that time officials could not find any information about the construction project in that area or permission to do so. The houses were very well camouflaged among trees and shrubs. After the information given by the pilot, a real nightmare began for 22 villagers. However, everything was decided safely, people were able to defend their homes, and now they can finally officially enjoy this way of life. Plans for houses, farm buildings, workshops and other institutions have been officially approved.

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