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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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Faye was an amazing woman to think she dug out by hand her house and her achievements was great to hear about.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Faye was an amazing woman to think she dug out by hand her house and her achievements was great to hear about.

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Nowra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Really interesting! What a woman Faye was. A great example of an underground home but also fantastic history of one of Australia 's great pioneering women. Well worth a visit.

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Mildura
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very interesting how this dugout was mostly built by hand & by 3 ladies.A good insight how the locals survive the prolonged summer heat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Cool place to visit to see a real lived in dugout home. Very friendly owners who have lots to tell you about Faye

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited this place as part of a tour, but worth a separate mention. Amazing to learn how 3 women dug this home out by hand. It had all the comforts of an ordinary home - plus constant temperatur, no matter what it was above ground. Well worth a visit, to see and learn about Coober Pedy's history

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour was informative and I really enjoyed seeing a liveable dugout. The guides new Faye personally and gave us a little more information on Faye and her whereabouts after living in Coober Pedy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We felt very welcome into the underground home, grabbing ourselves a private tour of both the home and mine. Our host was lovely, allowing us to ask questions, as well as having all the answers. Lovely people and a lovely place. Worth the very small fee, they should be charging more!

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a MUST DO stop when in Coober Pedy. Six rooms built underground by a lady with no machinery. Kept running as was Faye's wish once she passed away. So pleased we visited.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting tour of how tough it was in years past. The hardships and effort going into excavating an underground home while working a full day time job at the same time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved visiting here. What a friendly couple who have a passion for Faye's home. Like walking into a time warp but in a good way. Very informative.

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