Half Of Oz Towns 3,000 Residents Live Underground

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The town of Coober Pedy in northern South Australia (wait, it gets even more confusing) is the opal capital of the world. Nearly 95% of the world’s opal supply comes from the local mines. But, if you were to walk into this mining town of 3,000 people, you wouldn’t see a bustling little town. You’d actually see less than half of its population.

Although the perfectly regulated temperature seems like a good idea, the thought of living underneath a desert in a series of caves is still a hard pill to swallow.

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  1. I would love to live in one of these! I’ve been looking to do this for a long time. As long as the entrances are high enough off the desert floor they should have no worries about any flooding when the rains come. Totally cool!

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