The Rock Cottage embedded in a sandstone cliff is located on five acres of woodlands and gardens in Wolverley, Worcestershire, England. It was built back in the 1770s and consists of three adjoining caves.” – Eric Token
The Finnish sauna (pronounced ‘Sow-na’) is a substantial part of Finnish culture. There are five million inhabitants and over two million saunas in Finland – an average of one per household. For Finnish people the sauna is a place to relax with friends and family, and a place for physical and mental relaxation as well…” – Solar Burrito
This house isn’t tiny but it is an interesting approach that could be downsized to provide an interesting underground tiny home. The view from inside would be virtually non-existant but it would provide incredible privacy.
While this project is an addition to a much larger home, it seemed like a good one to share since it could stand-alone as a separate small underground home. Building underground always seemed like a great idea to me, even though it presents many unique challenges.
I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and have some very fond memories exploring the old bunkers on the Marin and San Francisco sides of the Golden Gate Bridge. Today many of them are welded shut but when I was a kid they were still open and fun (and dangerous) to explore. I often imagined what it would be like to convert these concrete structures into homes and little villages.
So when I saw this article on Inhabitat describing how someone is putting together a proposal for reusing these old bunkers in Albania I knew I had to share it with you.