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Faye's Underground Home

Old Water Tank Road, Coober Pedy, South Australia, Australia
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Ranked #2 of 17 Attractions in Coober Pedy
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Sydney, Australia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
10 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Taking a tour of someone's private home can be absurd, but when 80% of residents in Coober Pedy live "underground", how could one resist? Underground in quotes, because it's not like lifting a manhole and literally going underground. Think more like hobbit homes in Lord of the Rings, but instead of plush green surroundings, think arid dry desert, carved into... More

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Port Douglas, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Brilliant to experience underground living. Just amazing that the temperature is between 21 - 24 regardless of the above ground temp.

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Orlando FL
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15 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We received an interesting history tour given by the owners/residents of Faye's Underground home. Wait until you hear about the first Coober Pedy in-ground pool.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This house is a must-see! Fascinating history told by Colin, about this incredible, gutsy lady. The house is quite amazing, and all built by hand. You must stop in Coober Pedy and visit Faye's Underground House even if you don't see anything else! ($5 adults, $1.50 kids)

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I found this attraction really interesting, I have never seen a house quite like this one. I loved the time that i spent there.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is an absolutely awesome experience to see this underground house all carved out initially by one woman but then with the help of another two. I loved it.

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Mildura, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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Top Contributor
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21 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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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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10 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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