Amazing cave homes that bring the pre-historic to modern times
Underground living, or living in caves was a practice followed by the early man. While it has fallen out of fashion since the dawn of civilization, it has its own allure and has never really been completely given up. Those looking for eco architecture, often look at caves as their preferred medium of choice, partially for the ambience, and in part for the reduced carbon impact from construction materials.
Living in a cave by no means is similar to living there like our ancestors hunting for shelter. Your cave dwelling could be as luxurious as the Count’s grotto at Monte Cristo. It could be a modern and sustainable dwelling, which brings the haven of the early man in path of the idea of a contemporary home. Have a look at these incredible cave houses nestled in different parts of the world:
The Sleeper Cave House
This cave house belongs to William Curt Sleeper, his wife Deborah, and their three kids. It is a spacious and a beautiful home, tucked into a 17, 000 square foot hole that a sandstone mine left in Festus, Missouri. Curt says the house is an eco-friendly home, as he does not use artificial measures to cool or heat up the house. The cave walls provide natural insulation and keep the home temperature suitable the entire year. It took around 300 sliding glass doors to construct the front wall of their cave house. They water garden with the water that they collect everyday from the air via dehumidifiers.
The Buried House in Vals, Switzerland
The Buried house is a design by SeArch and Christian Müller architects. All sides of the house, except for the front, are buried deep in the ground. The underground structure of the house makes it a home that requires no heating and cooling in the winters or the summers.
Hidden Lair tucked beneath mounds of grass
This hidden house is a Swiss estate that looks like the one from a fairytale. Made by the technique of the earth house construction by Vetsch Architektur, the house lies beneath a bumpy layer of green grass that serves as an insulating blanket and protects the house from wind, rain, low temperatures, and other natural disasters.
Frank Lloyd Wright Fallingwater underground eco cottages
Designed by Patkau Architects, these eco friendly underground cottages are spread over 5,000 acre Bear Run Natural Reserve surrounding Fallingwater. They are good for the dwellers, the environment, and eye pleasing for the passersby.
The underground living or the cave homes are eco-friendly homes that reduce the carbon footprint on the environment. They can be luxurious and well established, matching the ancient with the modern.