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Faye's Underground Home, Coober Pedy

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
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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  • This House is very characteristic being carved out of the rock. Basically 3 women have carved out and completed in 10 years. Admission is only $ 5 so it's worth a spin. The House is lovely and the Lady brings you for explaining some history. Recommended.
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  • Hats off to Faye and her friends for digging out this amazing place by hand. It is a beautiful, inviting, interesting home. I was even more fascinated by the story of Faye's life (unfortunately she is...  read more »
  • The leaflet we picked up in town about this place was woefully inaccurate. We had a full day (Sunday) in Coober Pedy before we had to leave on the Monday. The literature stated the house to only open ...  read more »
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