Since Dark Ages, people have used the natural gaps in Earth to shelter from rain and threats. Caves at first, excavations came later, and finally the over-ground building. But nowadays, underground homes are coming back in fashion. Just like their counterparts made of concrete, bricks and modern cut stones, underground houses are found in a large variety: from constructed caves to culvert homes, to elevation dwellings to atrium ones. It’s a whole rainbow of underground residences in the world; and reasons for living in one as well.
Eco-efficiency and better security is just a couple of the main motives people choose to built their home using the natural landscape around them. A minimal environmental impact and low maintenance is what drives the need to build below the ground. Take a look at some of these underground homes. You will find inspiration to drawing up your own.