When people search for the most original, natural and at the same time affordable material for their houses, they can suddenly come to the very basis. The ground can also give us walls, floor and roof. In many cases, on condition of professional approach to planning and building, the house built under ground can appear more reliable, cheap and effective construction. And now we want to find out, whether it is necessary to be a millionaire and spend a lot of money to erect and maintain the hill house? At the same time, we will review some of the most striking examples when the house built into hill or underground houses designs with exterior and interior overview.
Let’s begin from the houses of celebrities and top sport stars. And in this list we can’t pass by the eco house of Gary Neville which is wodely known for its functionality and original look by many people.
The house outside has the form of the flower petals and in fact it is the circle house built into the hill. With the price of 3,2 million Euros it is one of the most affordable luxury houses in the world. The row of rooms has the skylight ceiling. The building includes gym, terrace and greenhouse. Also, the presence of rainwater gathering system which supply the house with water, along with other eco systems such as windmill and sun batteries providing electrical power, the house may be considered autonomous.
Another bright example of innovation and wise investing into the underground real estate is the Malator house in Druidstone, Wales. this house was built for Bob Marshall-Andrews, the memner of English Parliament (1997-2010). The dwelling is considered as one of the most innovative houses of the 20th century.
Hobbit Home in Vals, Switzerland. This underground house which combines “Dutch Design” and “Swiss Quality” by statement of owners is made for rent. You can get acquainted closer with the villa on its site.
House built into hill or underground houses exterior
The most of exteriors of modern hill houses are executed in the color and form of surrounding nature. This is made to not conflict with the environment creating the impression of fusion with nature. House territory and facade is usually finished with help of local raw materials – marble, stone or their concrete imitations. The roof is usually flat and smooth. In many cases it appears as the platform for stratum of soil with grass and other greenery.
The availability of backyard and pool or BBQ zone at the wild nature among the hills is another thrilling advantage of underground houses. But this option requires long-term landscape planning and concrete pouring of walls to protect territory from landslide.
The built into hill construction allows to hide part of the building under the ground. However, this may affect the level of natural lighting. Therefore, designers often resorted to installation of grandeur panoramic windows.
The complex of building can also include the garage. It is a part of the composition which drastically increases the possibilities of the dwelling. Many of modern private house homeowners have a car. So, the garage right at the road would be huge bonus for a car owner.
Building a terrace for the house built into the hill is another brilliant capability to make unique housing of your dream. Indeed, exciting overall view from the hill, natural finishing of the walls and ceiling should inspire the life-affirming ideas and plans for future.
Even a small resting place at the porch of the house can have the same inspiring effect.
Undeground house interior
The majority of underground houses have the lack of natural light and we should compensate this drawback with skillful artificial lighting. We can rarely see the pompous chandeliers, as a rule there are complex of LED built-in to the ceiling fixtures. Another problem that would be urgent in decorating underground rooms, the lack of free space and many narrow rooms. This can be solved by sliding and section doors, glass partitions and thoughtful finishing.