Would you ever sleep underground in the middle of this desert? This is what an approx of 2000 people do every night. In the Australian desert where temperatures reach almost 323 kelvin during the day, and very responsive to freezing cold temperatures at night. There are an approx of 2,000 people who live completely underground in a real village with bars, restaurants, Churches and lots more. this town is called ''Coober Pedy''.
When Jim Hutchison and his teenage William, both of whom were curious spirited explorers, came to this rugged and somehow uninhabitable part of Australia in search of gold, they made an awesome discovery that was just exciting and profitable: the entire region was rich in opals. Opal is a very valuable material, which influenced the explores' decision to pause their trip and extract the mineral. But the desert weather was unsuitable for the workers. And so they began the construction of what would be called real town underneath the ground.
Coober Pedy has technically everything you would need in a real town, like private houses, that are very clean and fresh, some even have swimming pool in them. There is also a Church, and even local restaurants and bars. Are you a lover of games? How about a game of pool? And of course there are also shops in the little underground world! Are you a tourist who loves to explore as well? Lucky for you they also have hotels for tourist. The dugouts, as they are called, are connected through a series of underground tunnels. A typical house is situated between 26-72 feet that is 8-22 in metres below the ground, and consist of a bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, and a living room.
This awesome and captivating town is invisible on the surface of the desert. This town is truly a living proof that necessity is the mother of invitation. A little bit of intelligence and a lot of passion and creativity can go a long way to an unimaginable extent. Kindly hit the follow and share button to warm the heart of your loved minds as I just did. How much will you pay to stay in such a masterpiece art work? Let us know in the comments below, or are you afraid of sleeping underground?
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