Underground homes or low-impact houses are generally preferred by green enthusiasts who want to minimize their negative impact on environment. Otherwise, eco-friendliness is just one benefit of living underground. Being underground also means that the house has a more stable environment, the temperature remains constant and the house is very quiet and peaceful. Moreover, it minimizes the loss of green space, as being underground the roof remains available for plants. With so many benefits of living underground, there are more and more people consider this option. These days, two English firms, NC Homes and Huntsmere, have proposed an underground dwelling – Perdu, which is a circular three-bedroom home located on the grounds of Bowdon in Manchester.
The potential site would be on the grounds of a 19th Century house in England, below a landscaped garden. To mitigate the concern of having ample natural light when live underground, Perdu has a dome-shaped passage in the center that allows sunlight to enter the home. Its other environmentally-friendly features include rainwater harvesting, a heat exchange system, and hot water that’s warmed with the help of solar tubes. Besides all these features, the best part of the house is there is a slide in bedroom which leads straight to subterranean swimming pool.