There are many people that are completely unaware of the many underground homes that exist in the world. These homes are typically built into the side of a mountain. For the most part, underground homes are nonexistent in urban places, and are only seen in the countryside. Because of this, many people know nothing about underground homes and their many advantages.
A myth about underground homes is that they are always cold all year. The truth is, underground homes are cold in the summer and fairly warm in the winter which is highly desired by many. Earth is a natural insulator that will keep your underground home’s temperature hovering around 55 degrees year round. This means less money spent on the air conditioner in the summer, and less money spent on the heater in the winter.
The interior air quality of an underground home is not poor like many people believe. The use of air exchange systems in underground homes often makes the air quality much better than the average conventional building.
Underground homes are much safer from natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, and tornados due to their outstanding structural integrity. Fire and hail is less of a problem for underground homes than conventional buildings because of the surrounding earth.
Depending on where an underground home is built, the homeowner could possibly be saving a great deal of land. There are some owners of underground homes who are able to park their own car onto the roof of their own home.
Underground homes can definitely serve as an advantage for farmers who wish to preserve as much farmland as possible for growing crops. Because mountains and other landscapes can’t be used for growing crops anyway, building a home using these landscapes will save farmers from using precious land that can be utilized for crops.
Thieves are more likely to rob a conventional building than an underground home. Most underground homes only have a single open wall, providing fewer methods for the thief to get inside. Underground homes also have an impenetrable shell that makes it hard for thieves to get inside.
There are many conventional buildings that have to deal with insect invasions a couple of times every year. Underground homes usually never become the victims of insect invasions due to the fact that these homes are very hard to penetrate.
Most people who live in large cities could never imagine living in an underground home after living in a conventional building for so long. Although underground homes may seem like a strange way to live, these homes actually have many benefits that make living in them very worthwhile.