National Underground America Day

National Underground America Day is a holiday dedicated to all the people who live in some type of underground structure in North America. According to current research, approximately 6,000 people in North America live in underground homes instead of above-ground homes.

Underground housing has its benefits, which is why this holiday was created. Every March 14th, people can consider whether living in an underground home is right for them. After all, underground homes are usually more energy-efficient than above-ground ones. And that’s not even mentioning the fact that living below ground is actually pretty cool.

The History of National Underground America Day

National Underground America Day was created in 1974 by Malcolm Wells. Mr. Wells is considered by most to be the father of modern earth-sheltered architecture, and he was an advocate for people moving their homes below ground. Although he retired in 2004, he spent the rest of his days advocating for below-ground housing to anyone who would listen.

Incredible Facts About Underground Housing

We’ve found some simply amazing facts about underground housing that we want to share with everyone right this minute.

  • There are several underground cave hotels around the world, including Kokopelli’s Cave in New Mexico and Le Prince Noir in France.
  • Most underground homes don’t require a lot of exterior maintenance.
  • Subterranean homes are more energy-efficient than above-ground homes.

Observing National Underground America Day

National Underground America Day can be observed by researching some of the homes that are below ground and considering whether living in one of these homes would be right for you. You can also spread the news about this holiday using the hashtag #NationalUndergroundAmericaDay to encourage other people to consider living in underground structures.

When is it?
This year (2024)
March 14 Thursday
Next year (2025)
March 14 Friday
Last year (2023)
March 14 Tuesday