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From the street the building looks like an impressive garden, but three meters below the surface is an even more impressive - and surprisingly light filled - house

THAT IS A Men's Cave! Inside the $ 800,000 hidden house, buried under more than 100 tons of land

  • A mechanical engineer has built his dream house three meters below ground in a suburb of Canberra
  • The housing construction of $ 800,000 took owner Peter Bullen and his son-in-law 12 months to build
  • The house has a combined bedroom and living room, large kitchen and a luxurious bathroom
  • From the street the house looks like an impressive landscaped garden with the entrance to the courtyard visible
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A mechanical engineer has taken the idea of ​​a men's cave to a whole new level – built a $ 800,000 house hidden under 130 tons of land.

Single father Peter Bullen decided to make the switch to Canberra to be closer to his daughter Belle and two granddaughters.

He bought a paddock in the quiet suburb of Rivett, 15 km west of the city, and spent a year building his dream house.

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From the street the building looks like an impressive garden, but three meters below the surface is an even more impressive - and surprisingly light filled - house

From the street the building looks like an impressive garden, but three meters below the surface is an even more impressive – and surprisingly light filled – house

From the street, the garage is the only visible part of the house with the garden on top of the property

From the street, the garage is the only visible part of the house with the garden on top of the property

From the street, the garage is the only visible part of the house with the garden on top of the property

The construction took almost a year with a team of builders with the help of the owner and his son-in-law

The construction took almost a year with a team of builders with the help of the owner and his son-in-law

The construction took almost a year with a team of builders with the help of the owner and his son-in-law

The house has a combined bedroom and living room - adjacent to the open courtyard

The house has a combined bedroom and living room - adjacent to the open courtyard

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The house has a combined bedroom and living room – adjacent to the open courtyard

From the street the building looks like an impressive garden, but three meters below the surface is an even more impressive – and surprisingly light filled – house.

The only indication that the house is there is the courtyard and the entrance – open to the sky through which the sun shines into the property to give light and to heat the polished concrete floor.

This in combination with the insulation of the earth ensures passive heating and cooling – so that the energy bill drops to virtually nothing.

The house has a combined bedroom and living room – adjacent to the open courtyard, a large kitchen, guest room, dining room, luxurious bathroom and personal library.

The house has a large kitchen with stainless steel appliances
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The house has a large kitchen with stainless steel appliances

The house has a large kitchen with stainless steel appliances

Single father Peter Bullen decided to make the switch to Canberra to be closer to his daughter Belle and two granddaughters

Single father Peter Bullen decided to make the switch to Canberra to be closer to his daughter Belle and two granddaughters

Single father Peter Bullen decided to make the switch to Canberra to be closer to his daughter Belle and two granddaughters

The house also has a private library and a home office

The house also has a private library and a home office

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The house also has a private library and a home office

& # 39; It has everything I need, I have not had to compromise on anything & # 39 ;, Bullen said to Grand Designs Australia on Foxtel Lifestyle.

& # 39; It is all designed the way I want it. It is flexible. It is my place. & # 39;

The construction work took a team of builders 12 months to complete, with the concrete prefab walls lowered in place with a crane.

The house is designed to be environmentally conscious – with waterproofing and energy efficient functions – the landscaped garden above also has 230 different plants.

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He also saved some money on the house by using the help of his son-in-law, especially with the heavy work of building a solid rock wall.

& # 39; It has everything I need, I have not had to compromise on anything & # 39 ;, Bullen said to Grand Designs Australia on Foxtel Lifestyle

& # 39; It has everything I need, I have not had to compromise on anything & # 39 ;, Bullen said to Grand Designs Australia on Foxtel Lifestyle

& # 39; It has everything I need, I have not had to compromise on anything & # 39 ;, Bullen said to Grand Designs Australia on Foxtel Lifestyle

The impressive garage and workshop of the house has enough space for cars and a workshop to complete all those man projects

The impressive garage and workshop of the house has enough space for cars and a workshop to complete all those man projects

The impressive garage and workshop of the house has enough space for cars and a workshop to complete all those man projects

He also saved some money on the house by using the help of his son-in-law, especially with the heavy work of building a solid rock wall

He also saved some money on the house by using the help of his son-in-law, especially with the heavy work of building a solid rock wall

He also saved some money on the house by using the help of his son-in-law, especially with the heavy work of building a solid rock wall

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