As urban architecture reaches ever-greater heights, a new generation of country homes seeks to preserve rural, often protected, landscapes by burrowing downwards. Dominic Bradbury reports on what lies (elegantly) beneath.
Cave home - with indoor pool - like a dream
A green-roofed Hobbit home anyone can build in just 3 days Green Magic Homes – Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building
hobbit underground house3
These underground homes will get you thinking about alternative ways of living: http://theownerbuildernetwork.co/lj5j
Handmade Houses: A Century of Earth-Friendly House Design by Richard Olsen. Some spectacular properties such as this, so a worthy read (and looks great on the coffee table).
Neutral Living Rooms
Malator Underground Eco House, Druidstone, Wales
A beautiful earth-bermed home with skylight feature
my future eco house
Five bedroom terraced new house in South End, London W8 - off High Street Kensington - listed on Zoopla for £11million
Camouflage: The roof of the property is covered in turf, meaning it blends seamlessly into the hillock