Living in an Underground House

We use less energy, have lower maintenance costs, and more privacy in our underground house.



Underground House
Roof maintenance: Merle Alix mows the roof of his family's undergound house.
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Family Portrait
Anne, Sam and Merle enjoy their unusual, cozy and energy-efficient underground home in Michigan.
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Living Room
Underground, but not in the dark: Windows on the south-facing wall allow light into the house.
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Kitchen
Living underground doesn’t have to mean giving up space. This kitchen is perfect for a family of five.
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Hallway
Lights brighten rooms along the north-facing wall, which is fully underground.
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House Hill
Even seen from just a slight angle, the house is tucked away, and it virtually disappears from the north (back) view.
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