Living below the ground's surface in natural or manmade structures and caves is not something we are used to anymore, even though prehistoric humans were cave dwellers. Check out all the quirky underground dwellings in the list below.
Tucked away under the snow-capped mountains in the green meadows of the Swiss village of Vals lies the ultimate hidden villa. This house is carved into the mountainside in a flawless design to leave the natural surroundings unharmed. Villa Vals can accommodate up to ten people and is set within …
Forget about simply visiting the Swiss Alps; now you can actually stay in a former army fortress that is nestled within the rocky face of the mountain. La Claustra in Switzerland is a treasure trove of discovery and uniqueness extended in an area of 4000 m2. Here you will find …
Lounge on your luxury leather chair underneath a delicate chandelier that hangs from the roof of a room which has been tunneled out of a pure rock, 155 meters below the surface. As if you were Gollum from Lord of the Rings. Except for massively rich and less ring-obsessed. So …
Coober Pedy is a small mining town in the Australian Outback. Because of the extreme temperatures (40ºC in summer), many inhabitants live in underground houses called ‘dugouts’. In fact, the name, ‘Coober Pedy’ comes from the Aboriginal name for the town, ‘kupa-piti’ which means 'white man's hole'. The area has …
The Null Stern is a concept hotel by artistic entrepreneur brothers, Frank and Patrik Riklin. It ran for one year from 2009 to 2010 before being turned into a museum. ‘Null Stern’ means ‘no stars’. This does not mean it is crummy, far from it. The name is meant as …