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Address: Old Water Tank Road, Coober Pedy, South Australia, Australia
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We passed through Coober Pedy twice and were recommended to see this - it really is a must visit. great value and some unbelievable history to the place. Friendly hosts as you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2016
catcalledsybil
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Welland
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36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this site as part of a larger tour. We didn't expect too much, but found it to be much more interesting than we anticipated. The owner was definitely an interesting lady who was motivated to make a unique home in a hard environment. The indoor pool was certainly unexpected. Defnitely worth a visit!

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We passed through Coober Pedy twice and were recommended to see this - it really is a must visit. great value and some unbelievable history to the place. Friendly hosts as you are guided through their house. We also went to their mine and he graciously let us have a few small sample of opal and some fossils.

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1 Thank catcalledsybil
Port Pirie, Australia
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Visited Fayes Home in may and was taken on a tour and was so impressed by this lovely home.The same temp all year round impressed me as did the pool in the next room.Worth a visit

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1 Thank samsonemanband
Greater Adelaide, Australia
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

this is a very unique experience you MUST try. My wife likes lots of natural light and open windows, but she was pleasantly surprised with how light and airy it felt so far underground.

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1 Thank pjd1777
Pasadena, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

This is such an amazing attraction.to hear the story of how Faye lived her life was a reminder of how we can achieve anything we want with hard work and dedication..the gentleman who does the tour is very friendly and informative . It was worth the time and the minimal charge of 5.00.

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2 Thank lorettapittman
Katherine, Australia
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57 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

This is a real home, open to the public. A maze of nooks and cranny's and even a swimming pool! incredible use of being able to carve a cupboard, or a shelf, or bar..or wine cellar!. Fantastic.

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1 Thank Marksies
Karratha, Australia
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99 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

Awesome place owned by a great friendly family and a must do if near Coober Pedy. Suitable for infants and families (providing you supervise your kids).

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1 Thank myboyfriendsanerd
Hervey Bay, Australia
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24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

A very interesting place to visit, shows what women can do in a harsh and arid land. A must see if you are in Coober Pedy

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1 Thank robynGa1
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I don't know if I could live underground like these people in Coober Pedy but it definitely is a cheap option to air conditioning! Having no windows would be a bit depressing but these homes are lit with some extra lighting and look quite cozy.

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1 Thank Sandytrails
San Anselmo, California
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

Very informative. Very friendly hosts. Shared lots of information on origin of home and how it was built.

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