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Faye's Underground Home

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Address: Old Water Tank Road, Coober Pedy, South Australia, Australia

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Like stepping back in time

Worth a visit, gives you a good idea of how the underground homes are built, especially in the 60's as Faye left all her furniture when she left Cobber Pedy.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Rhonda K
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth a visit, gives you a good idea of how the underground homes are built, especially in the 60's as Faye left all her furniture when she left Cobber Pedy.

Thank Rhonda K
Queensland, Australia
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206 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's an interesting place to see in Coober Pedy. You get a chance to have a peek of what it looks and feels like to live underground. And get to know the story behind this place, these people and how this place was built in the difficult time back then. It's open to public and caretaker still live in the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting to see and great bit of history that really shows you underground living. Would recommend if you're interested in the underground living side of Coober Pedy and enjoy 'museum' type things

Thank nemoking
Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

The story behind Faye and her friends is an amazing one of endurance and community spirit What a delightful way to see how many lived in the area in the 1970's, all the usual home comforts and a few more

Thank Sarah B
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

Amazing that a women could dig a underground home with so much space. She truly was a trail blazer. We visited on the last day before the Xmas break. The caretakers live here and take tours with obvious delight and pride. Lots of information about Faye and the details of the digging of this house was very interesting

Thank JenL62
New South Wales, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

Took our visitors here, the caretaker showed us around and told us some interesting facts. Set up as a museum with all the old furniture and coverings. The swimming pool and where the caretakers lived was not underground and disappointing. However if anyone is staying at the Lookout Cave Underground Motel then this is just the same and the owners... More 

1 Thank Shootingstars R
Emu Park, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

We took our visitors to see this underground house as we had been before and thought it wonderful. Faye and two female friends dug out the whole house by hand. It is large and beautifully done. Our guide who was living there knew all the histroy and made the tour very interesting. If in Coober Pedy put this underground on... More 

1 Thank Pamela R
Moncton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

We did a tour of Faye’s Underground Home a few weeks back when in Coober Pedy and it was very interesting to learn how they it was dug back in the day and how people still live there underground. It is understandable to want to live underground as the outside temperature can get crispy and dry so being comfortable under... More 

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Northern Territory Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

This is a hidden gem with great history and story behind how it came to be. The caretaker was full of interesting information and at the final part of the tour there was the greatest surprise to behold ..... need to see it to discover.

1 Thank mcalice6
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

This home is still currently lived in by this generous couple who open it for tourists to see how the locals live, but how they literally carved their homes out of the desert. It's fun and interesting, and worth a visit.

1 Thank Pauline S

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