Living Underground in Coober Pedy, Australia
I've just been reading about a fascinating place in the Australian outback, called Coober Pedy. This town is famous for producing some of the best opals in the world. It must surely gain fame as having some of the most interesting living accommodation as well.
You see, Coober Pedy is in the northern most part of South Australia, out in the desert, where opal mining is the only real reason for being there. The heat is so intense that people can't live above ground. Instead they have built their homes in caves, by blasting the rock walls and chipping away at them, to design a home of their own. Even the tourist accommodation there is underground, so that would be quite an experience.
I'm not sure visiting Coober Pedy is a travel experience I want to have though. You still have to experience the heat to get there. And, apart from visiting the opal mines it doesn't sound like there's all that much to do.
This photo from Pixabay is not of the Coober Pedy cave homes, but apparently of a cave in Turkey. I'm sure, if you're interested, you could do a Google search and find out a little more about this small Australian mining town, plus view the available images for yourself.
Image Credit » http://pixabay.com/en/underground-city-turkey-underground-64837/ by Hans