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An Illinois home that is almost entirely submerged underground nicknamed the ‘basement house’ has gone viral for its bizarre set up.
The unique Deer Creek house was listed on the real estate website Zillow earlier this week and immediately caught the internet’s attention.
The 832 square foot home is located on a spacious lot and only has it’s roof visible as it is predominantly underground.
It features two bedrooms and one bathroom that comes equipped with a washer and dryer and the property even comes with an above ground shed.
The house, built in 1951, doesn’t look like much from the outside but photos reveal a relatively cozy home with small windows that let sunlight in.
A view of the roof of the Deer Creek home up for sale for $35,000. According to the listing, the ‘property offers lots of possibilities!’
The 832 square foot ‘basement house’ is located on a spacious lot and only has it’s roof visible as it is predominantly underground
The roof of the Deer Creek house was listed on the real estate website Zillow for a great price of $35,000 earlier this week
Its not clear from photos how any future buyer is meant to enter the home but according to the listing, the ‘property offers lots of possibilities!’
‘Currently the home is rented but could be a great home to buy and build a larger home with the spacious lot there are plenty of possibilities,’ the listing added.
The home is up for sale for $35,000, which considering the current housing crisis is a steal.
President Joe Biden this week announced plans to make housing more affordable, especially for first-time buyers and for renters being gouged by landlords and runaway inflation.
Sales of existing homes, which account for the bulk of US home sales, dipped by 2.4 per cent from March to April – reaching their lowest level since the Covid-19 sales slump in June 2020, the National Association of Realtors said this week.
‘Higher home prices and sharply higher mortgage rates have reduced buyer activity,’ Lawrence Yun, the group’s chief economist, said in a statement.
The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 5.25 per cent this week, close to its highest rate in more than a decade, according to data from mortgage finance agency Freddie Mac.
The average sale price of a pre-owned home reached $391,200 in April, a 14.8 per cent rise on a year earlier and the result of 122 months of consecutive rises.
The living room inside the ‘basement house’ up for sale for $35,000, which considering the current housing crisis is a steal.
The home features two bedrooms and one bathroom that comes equipped with a washer and dryer
One of the two bedrooms inside the Deer Creek ‘basement house’ which has garnered a lot of attention online
The house, built in 1951, doesn’t look like much from the outside but photos reveal a relatively cozy home with small windows that let sunlight in
The mostly underground house is located on a pretty large lot and the property even comes with an above ground shed
The home has garnered some mixed reactions online- with some unironically saying they wouldn’t mind living underground while others have been left scratching their heads at why the home even exists.
‘No underground parking? I’m disappointed,’ one person jokingly tweeted.
But another person was not impressed, tweeting: ‘Did the house burn down and they just roofed the foundation?’
One person simply tweeted: ‘weird’ in reaction to the home, while someone else tweeted: ‘I cant even begin to imagine what their anxiety is like every time it rains. How is this even safe?’
‘I was prepared to hate it, but it’s actually kind of an average modest home on the inside. Personally, I prefer more natural light but, hey, with the way things are going we’ll all be living underground soon,’ someone else tweeted.
Another person tweeted: ‘This actually looks cozy as hell and I bet the heating and AC costs would be cheap. Plus you don’t have to worry about getting on a ladder to do the gutters!’
‘Fu**in Illinois trying to win me over with cool basement houses and all those neat old signs and buildings. It won’t work!’ someone else tweeted.