A Town Completely Underground

Coober Pedy is a small desert town in Australia where people live in underground homes. With outside temperatures hovering over 100 degrees, residents made permanent homes in the cooler temperatures of the old mine shafts. It has underground motels, churches, bars, and a graveyard.

  • The town of Coober Pedy
  • Located in South Australia
  • Population 1,762 (2016)
  • Established in 1915

The mines also supply most of the world’s gem-quality opals. Coober Pedy has over 70 opal fields and is the largest opal mining area in the world. It relies as much on tourism as the opal mining industry to provide the community with employment and sustainability.

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  1. Look how clean AND “critter” free it is too.

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  2. Looks quaint. But I prefer natural daylight and would probably get depressed living in artificial light for extended periods of time.

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  3. I seem to vaguely recall hearing about this on TV when I was little, but I clean forgot about it til now – even though I’ve heard of Cooper Pedy numerous times, and am an Aussie! LOL

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  4. It seems a little bizarre in this day and age, but I must admit they look very comfortable.

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  5. Hello Lander.
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