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Faye's Underground Home

Old Water Tank Road, Coober Pedy, South Australia, Australia
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in Coober Pedy
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Mildura, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This dugout home built by 3 women is absolutely amazing, it has to be seen to be believed, it is so well done and kept beautifully by the current caretakers it is stunning and breath taking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This little $5 tour is excellent value if you'd like a glimpse into how tough life was before the bitumen road came to Coober Pedy. It was dug by hand by a woman and a few mates and is truly a testament to determination and a "can do" attitude. Well worth the money.

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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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39 reviews 39 reviews
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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 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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