We’re always so busy looking upwards at the impressive buildings around us, that we often don’t realize what lies beneath the surface. This is the exquisite hidden villas in Vals, Switzerland and this one is designed to blend in with its surroundings. SeArch and Christian Müller are the people behind the beautiful design, and this villa is located close to the Vals thermal baths. By going underground, they didn’t block any of the pristine views and the ground keeps the building warmer in winter, and cooler in summer. This building is definitely in harmony with nature.
1 - Ups and Downs… The UK is our final destination, and we pop in for a visit at Sedum House in Norfolk. Although parts of the house are above the ground, most of the home has been built into the ground. They focused on the sun, and they’ve built wooden covers to ensure the glass doesn’t get too hot in summer, but doesn’t deflect any sun during the winter. The bedrooms are all underground, which receives natural insulation.
2 - Suits you down to the ground… It’s not just people’s homes that have made the transition to go underground, but there are also several hotels where you can stay, to experience it for yourself. They include Beckham Creek Cave Lodge in Arkansas, The Kelebek Special Cave Hotel in Turkey and the Sala Silver Mine in Sweden, just to name a few!
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This absolutely bizarre looking home has been dubbed the Telly Tubby house, and it’s located in Wales. It’s a contemporary home, considered an architectural masterpiece. The entire house is underground, and it was designed by Future Systems. It was owned by Bob Marshall-Andrews, a former member of Parliament and is essentially just one big room inside. Coloured pods have been used to divide the rooms up, and the house blends perfectly with the natural landscape around it. It’s called Malator House, and with it being entirely underground, like all our previous homes – boasts passive energy control.
4 - Brought down to earth… We head over to Poland and take a peek inside an underground home in Lower Silesia. This unusual home is invisible from pretty much every angle, and not everyone can access the grass rooftop, only those living in the home. This home, designed in 2007, allows for some windows which let in quite a bit of sunlight.
5 - It’s a downward spiral… We literally go down under, in the land also considered down under. In Australia, you’ll encounter Coober Pedy, a little Australian town where everyone lives below the surface. This underground town is 846km north of Adelaide, and around 3500 people live there. The view from above makes you believe the place is deserted, so it’s bizarre to discover that there are homes, a church, museums, casino, a pub and even a gift shop, all under your feet! It was established in 1915, where people made the area their home due to the large amounts of opal there. Searing day time temperatures made it impossible to live above ground, so they went under. This is definitely a spot to put on your bucket list.
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Subscribe to Talltanic 13 - Home grown… Before we knew too much about turning our homes into eco-friendlier versions of their selves, Icelanders were already far ahead of the game. They use the earth’s natural dirt to insulate their homes, which means once the grass starts growing, you’re blending in with the landscape beautifully. Also bear in mind that building materials are not easy to come by in more remote areas, so this is the perfect solution. By owning one of these homes, you’ll blend right in. 12 - Ready for Take Off… This Boeing 727 Hotel in Costa Rica is located deep in the heart of the jungle. So not only are you heading into the seriously awesome location of a jungle, but you can also brag that you’ve overnighted in a disused airplane flew from South Africa to Columbia once upon a time. Many amazing conversions have taken place in old aircraft, from restaurants, to homes, hotels and even a kindergarten. 11 - Rock On… Over in Utah you’ll find homes that have been blasted into a rock wall that form part of the Rockland Ranch Community. Around 100 people live there, and the area was founded 35-years ago. 10 - Cliff Hanger… Although Xuan Kong Si is actually a Monastery, I’ve added it to our list today – because technically, it is home to the monks that reside there. This particular mountain is considered sacred, and the Monastery in Mid Air – which is what Xuan Kong Si translated means – has been hanging there since 491 AD. To this day, architects are in awe of how they managed to get these dwellings to hang like this off the side of the cliff. They do know how it was done, but it’s remarkable they were able to do so. They were built high up as either a defence mechanism against marauders, or to protect themselves from floods. 9 - Home is where the heart is… This big house is located on Elliðaey Island, Vestmannaeyjar Archipelago in Iceland. An incredible view from above, but you’ll never be allowed to visit there. It was built in the 1700’s and at that time 5 families lived on the island. The house is now owned by a hunting club and you have to be a member to get there. They don’t have electricity but fortunately they do have a sauna. 8 - Oh, the places you’ll go… Over in Northern England these treehouses served as a form of protest. The residents of the treehouses built them to prevent authorities from quarrying for gritstone in the historic Nine Ladies Sit in Stanton Lees. 7 - Time to go home… This is the Brooklyn Clock Tower Home and it’s got a hefty price tag attached to it. It costs $15 million and offers the lucky owners a view of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. It’s 6, 813-square-foot and at one stage was bring rented out for $50, 000 a month! 6 - Welcome Home… Built in the 1700’s, let’s take a walk around Yemen’s Dar al-Hajar palace. The more modern part on top of the hill was built in the 1930’s by Yahya Muhammad Hamiddin, an Islamic Spiritual leader. The rooms of the palace are built into the side of a tall rock spire and you can buy a ticket and walk through this 5-story rock palace. 5 - The house of the rising sun… Although it’s uninhabited, this is just worth a share because it’s so bizarre. It’s known as the Floating Castle near Krasnosilka in Ukraine, and is actually an abandoned granary. 4 - Home is where you lay your hat… We head to Tunisia and pop in for tea at Matmâta. Thought to date back to the Roman times, inhabitants have dug these monstrous pits into the ground and tunnelled into the sides to create their living space. Nobody really knew about this place until the mid-60’s and that was thanks to the Star Wars film, A New Hope, where Luke Skywalker made his home on the planet Tatooine. Why they are built like this is not certain, but it could possibly have been to hide from the Egyptians or some like to believe that desert monsters used to live in those underground tunnels. 3 - Head for the hills… Admittedly, it’s not a house but a hotel, but the location is most certainly surreal! The Solvay hut is located at 13, 000 feet on the Matterhorn in Zermatt, Switzerland. It offers a resting place for weary hikers! 2 - House on a hill… In this case, it would be more of a case of house in a hill. This was the creation of SeARCH and Christian Muller Architects, and the entire home is built into a hill. The shape allows for lots of natural light to filter into the home, exquisite panoramic views and loads of shelter. 1.