Dan lives in a pine-paneled hole in the ground in the Northwest United States #Home#books#subterranean homes#weird houses December 23 | Cat Rocketship I really love imagining what it would be like to live in completely different ways. When I was a kid, many of my favorite books had vivid descriptions of offbeat homes; my favorite comes from My Side of the Mountain, in which a boy runs away from home and builds a life living in a hollowed-out oak tree with a pet hawk. This is the book I thought of when I learned about Dan Price, an artist who lives in a hole he dug. That room. That miniscule place of peace. That circle filled with heavenly light, is only 8 feet from side to side. The golden pine ceiling is 4 feet off the carpet near the door and rises like a miniature amphitheater on the back side to 5 feet. On the roof lies 2 feet of soil where weeds, wild grasses and deer hang out. Being underground it's a cinch to heat. On hot summer days the room stays at a crisp 58 degrees. Dan dug out his Hobbit hole and spends half the year there — the other half he's in Hawaii surfing. He is an ascetic, interested mainly in living life simply. He also draws journals about his life and sells them as zines and books. Wait until you see what's inside this missile silo. Hint: they have drum circle. Ed and Diana Peden bought their very own missile silo outside Topeka, Kansas in the 1980s. At the time it was twenty years decommissioned and... [more] I cannot tell you how much I want to go to there. Thank you for joining me on today's fantasy daydream home. Learn more about Dan, his art and his home at Moonlight Chronicles. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Cat Rocketship I was the Managing Editor of Offbeat Home for a year and a half. I have a rich Internet life and also a pretty good real life. Hobbies include D&D, Twitter, and working on making our household more self-reliant. I also draw things. PREVIOUS How to find your dining room table under that pile of mail NEXT Treat yourself! …To another macabre Christmas tree Toggle comments [ 15 ] how do you prevent mold without windows, airflow, & light? i love the innocence of this design 1 agrees Reply Window in the roof, other sites show it more clearly. A skylight similar to that of an RV. 0 agree Reply Is there electric? I see what looks like a hot plate. How does that work? This is exactly what I tried to build in my backyard as a kid. So Cool! 0 agree Reply It looks like he has a small solar panel. Nice! 0 agree Reply What a beautiful home, and an inspirational way of life! 1 agrees Reply I loved that interior until I saw the bed laid down in it. Then it seemed just a little bit too small for my taste. I still like it a lot. It reminds me of camping with my dad, and his aesthetic. Put this on the back of a truck, and my dad would be there! Wonderful. 1 agrees Reply Hobbitses. Do want. 0 agree Reply I loved "my side of the mountain" when I was a kid! 6 agree Reply I just received a copy from Paperback Swap! Can't wait to read it again. 0 agree Reply I also fell in love with "My side of the Mountian" when I was a kid. I wanted to go run away to the woods and live in a tree. Instead I ending up camping in our backyard a lot that the summer. 0 agree Reply Oh gosh claustrophobia 4 agree Reply It's cool and all, but I'm primarily concerned with radon…. 1 agrees Reply It's unclear where exactly this is, but in general, the Northwest has very low radon levels/occurrence; it's just not something we deal with here. This place is awesome sauce! 0 agree Reply Huh! Did not know that! 0 agree Reply Love it, but I have to wonder, what is the toilet/bathing situation? 3 agree Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.