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Faye's Underground Home

Old Water Tank Road, Coober Pedy, South Australia, Australia
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Ranked #3 of 15 attractions in Coober Pedy
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We really appreciated the opportunity to hear Faye's story, and to see the neatly kept home. It was a true insight into underground living. Thank you

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The couple who own this house are lovely. They show you through the house and tell you the history of the property. You are then allowed to wander through the house and take photos. There is a $5.00 charge per adult but it is well worth it. I would thoroughly recommend this tour.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed the tour and commentary of a stalwart of growing the town of CP. The house is lovely and well maintained.

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Airdrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

I used to drive tour bus in the outback of Australia during thr 70's and 80's. I had the pleasure of meeting Faye personally during that time. I was pleased to see Faye's hard work as a pioneer woman of the outback maintained and available for others to see.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

My partner and I headed up to this home not quite sure what to expect. We arrived in the mid afternoon and honestly felt a tad awkward that we were imposing on someone's life by just showing up unannounced. We are slightly awkward people so we did find this a little uncomfortable but this is more a reflection of us... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

If you don't visit this iconic landmark when in Coober Pedy, you shouldn't bother stopping! It is the perfect view into life for a local Coober Pedy person ;-)

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Strasbourg, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

You can't leave the town without visiting one of those awesome dugouts, as this is precisely what Coober Pedy is about: underground houses, underground churches, underground hotels... Faye's home is a must-do in a must-see place, that's all !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

we came to Coober Pedy while traveling around Aus and as we enjoy Geocaching we decided we would spend some time grabbing some caches from around the area. one of these caches just happened to be outside this Home. the owner of the home (who also is a fellow cacher) caught us as we where looking around and invited us... More

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Werribee, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

This was an interesting 45 minutes. Being shown through Fays home, even though she no longer lives there, the couple that showed us through do live there! It was fascinating to see the hand carved walls and a walk in wardrobe! Would liked to have met Fay...she must have been one hell of a woman in her heyday!

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Faye's Underground Home is a little piece of history of Coober Pedy. Although Faye doesn't live there anymore, the current residents know all the history of the home and were very friendly.

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