Australia is known for its beaches, exotic, close to dangerous wildlife, and its interior and remoteness. We’ve all heard that Australia is the “Land Down Under”, but have you ever heard of the “Down Town Under” in the country?
Anbrenntemperaturen extreme gel and inside it is difficult to get communities, but there is a city that slapped in the hostile environment from the inside. Located in the city of opal-mines in southern Australia is an extremely hot place called Coober Pedy.
Coober Pedy derived its name from the Aboriginal term “kupa-piti”
“Kupa-piti” literally means “white man’s hole.”
What did the Australians build in the middle of nowhere?
Well, could Coober Pedy away from civilization, but it is one of the best and largest opal mines in the world, which is a sufficient reason for residents to cope with extreme temperatures and conditions Life.
Coober Pedy is considered the largest producer of opal in the world.
Because indoor temperatures have reached extreme levels during the day, to reach 125 degrees Fahrenheit and levels of madness fall overnight, people can not really live on the ground. In addition, the worrying time has made more than 40 lives a year. To solve this problem, the inhabitants of this city, decided to establish their underground houses.
The entire town exists almost entirely beneath the ground!
Typical subway in the Coober Pedy dwellings are called “refuges” and you will be surprised by what they have built.
Today, nearly 1,500 homes — or “dugouts” — exist in Coober Pedy.
Some houses have sophisticated rooms and indoor pools. They have built a wonderful community with everything they need, such as bars, jewelry stores, motels and even churches.
Hotel rooms are available for rent to visiting tourists.
The underground Serbian Orthodox Church is one of the two underground churches in Coober Pedy.
There’s also a bookstore for any local or visiting bookworms.
An underground jewelry store for a beautiful piece of locally mined opal.
Living underground comes with several advantages, according to the inhabitants. Apart from the extreme heat protection of the houses are soundproofed, so no need to worry if you disturb the neighbors if the sound system screaming breaks. In addition, homes do not use heating or air conditioning that significantly reduce the city’s CO2 footprint. Many people even find local opals (they can sell high) when they dig homes and rooms.
“It’s like the Flintstones responding to the Jetsons down” describes a resident, referring to two cartoon classics with the Stone Age and futuristic families.