Whether it’s for work, convenience, or the desire to be where the action is, everyone seems to be moving to big cities these day. But we shouldn’t give up on the unique charms of small town life just yet.
Anyone who has traveled across the country knows that these little hamlets are some of the most charming places in the world. But they’re also the weirdest, and some of them are holding very strange secrets.
Coober Pedy, Australia is just your average outback town. It’s in the middle of nowhere, and relies heavily on tourists to sustain its economy.
But there’s something about it that’s different than other towns if you know what to look for.
The surface of the town is dotted with interesting art projects and other sights. But you won’t see many people. At least not at first.
That’s because the sweltering temperatures of the Outback make living above ground impossible, so the people in this town mostly live underground. They even have churches below the surface.
Forget dining al fresco, dining below the surface of the earth is where it’s at.
Here’s a cozy cave bedroom.
People stay inside at night too, since the temperature drops to below freezing, and the lack of light makes the terrain treacherous.
Many of the homes in the town are built directly into the stone crags.
This keeps the internal temperature stable, and as a bonus, makes the entire town look like something out of a science fiction movie.
It’s absolutely beautiful in its own unique way.
But if you’re claustrophobic, it might not be for you.
Who would ever have thought that a town that looks so ordinary from a distance could be so incredible up close?
I think that I’m waaaaay too claustrophobic to enjoy living in a town like this. But it sure would make an incredible place to visit!
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