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Faye's Underground Home

Old Water Tank Road, Coober Pedy, South Australia, Australia
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Ranked #2 of 16 Attractions in Coober Pedy
Type: Architectural Buildings
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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
12 attraction reviews
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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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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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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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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