Ever wondered what it would be like to live underground? Then take a look at this stunning piece of architecture. If you’re a “down to earth” kind of person then why not treat yourself to a luxury break staying in this awesome underground house! It will certainly be something most people will have never experienced before in their life.
This amazing house is called Villa Vals and can be found in Switzerland. It’s tucked away at the end of the unspoiled ‘Valsertal’ valley in the Swiss Alps and was completed in 2009. It is a subterranean luxury home built inside an alpine slope. That’s right, it has been built inside a mountain! The concept behind the design was to build the house within the hill so that it did not spoil or disturb the stunning, natural surroundings.
Main access to the house is through an underground tunnel from the other side, through the mountain. It was designed by Bjarne Mastenbroek and Christian Müller, along with Architects from SeARCH and CMA.
Despite being underground, you can still enjoy the stunning views of the countryside via the central patio. The house is surrounded by green meadows and wildlife, unless of course it’s winter where the area will be covered in sheets of white snow!
The house covers 1,700 square feet!
It features 6 rooms, all very spacious and modern. This means it can accommodate for around 10-12 people. The decor boasts Dutch design and Swiss technology. If you’re worried about feeling chilly with all that concrete, think again! The villa has floor heating throughout, triple isolation glass and even many fireplaces!
Despite it looking like you’re in the middle of nowhere, you’ll still be able to get your morning paper or send your mom a postcard as it’s within walking distance of a bakery, supermarket and post office. When you can tear yourself away from the peaceful bliss why not dine out in one of the many restaurants in the nearby village square?
Fancy seeing it for yourself? Well you can stay at this beautiful home for as little as €950 (£750 or $1250) for the weekend. It’s a great place to consider if you want something a little different to your usual sun and beach holiday.