Dan lives in a pine-paneled hole in the ground in the Northwest United States #Home#books#subterranean homes#weird houses Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Dec 23 2011) 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. Related Post 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... Read 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 Self-care during fertility treatments NEXT Treat yourself! …To another macabre Christmas tree Show/Hide comments [ 15 ] how do you prevent mold without windows, airflow, & light? i love the innocence of this design Reply Window in the roof, other sites show it more clearly. A skylight similar to that of an RV. 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! Reply It looks like he has a small solar panel. Nice! Reply What a beautiful home, and an inspirational way of life! 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. Reply Hobbitses. Do want. Reply I loved "my side of the mountain" when I was a kid! Reply I just received a copy from Paperback Swap! Can't wait to read it again. 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. Reply Oh gosh claustrophobia Reply It's cool and all, but I'm primarily concerned with radon…. 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! Reply Huh! Did not know that! Reply Love it, but I have to wonder, what is the toilet/bathing situation? Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I 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.