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Why We Don't Like Our Underground House

Unfortunately, our enthusiasm didn’t last more than a couple of years. Our dream home was less than perfect and certainly didn’t live up to the hype from the advertising brochures.

Bear in mind that this house is in the price range of typical underground homes. It is not a staged million-dollar display home that you might see in many brochures and websites. Our underground house cost close to $150,000 to build and finish back in 1986, which is above the median price of a conventional home in our state in the 1980s.

This is our true story. I don’t want to imply that all underground houses are like ours. I truly hope that they are not. Did we get a lemon? If so, we have not been able to make lemonade.

Here are some of the problems we’ve run into:

Leaks
Floods during heavy rains
Limited landscaping
Cracks during earthquakes
Difficult and expensive repairs
Constant mold
Depreciating value
Pests
People invade our privacy

What do you think?

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