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Faye's Underground Home, Coober Pedy
(4.9/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web)
At Faye's Underground Home, take a peek into the Hobbit-like existence of Coober Pedy residents. Inhabitants of the opal-mining town beat the South Australian heat by building their homes beneath the Earth's surface. With its small indoor pool, fully-furnished kitchen, fireplace (for winter heating), and comfortably furnished rooms you'll find Faye's home particularly sophisticated. Faye no longer lives here, but the current couple residing in her home has opened it to the public. Take a tour from them for a small fee, and listen to the history of the town and Faye's ingenious little home. The house's location underground moderates its temperature year-round, so you should be comfortable whenever you visit. Our Coober Pedy travel itinerary planner makes visiting Faye's Underground Home and other Coober Pedy attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • 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 i...  more »
  • 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 behol...  more »
  • 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...  more »