Mow Your Own Roof at This Illinois Earth-Sheltered Home [PHOTOS]


This custom-built home looks like something out of Lord of the Rings.

Located in Centralia, Illinois, the house has five bedrooms and three and half bathrooms all tucked under a grass-covered exterior. Earth-sheltered homes are known for being very efficient when it comes to utilities, but there’s more to like here than just a mind-blowing front door.

Some people might expect this home to feel like a bomb shelter, but inside the house is relatively normal and very bright — you’d never know that you were actually living underground. In addition to the many bedrooms, the 4,957-square-foot space includes plenty of room to stretch out and even a sound-proof game room.

There’s also plenty to see outside on the 2.54-acre lot. The property also includes a tennis court, three-car garage, workshop and a truly tempting large in-ground, enclosed pool.

For more information on this $349,900 property, visit the listing page or contact Brandon Swartzlander of Midwest Farm & Land Co. LLC at 618-532-5113.

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