National Underground America day recognizes all the people in North America who currently live in some form of underground housing. This holiday also celebrates then architecture, lifestyle and benefits of underground living. While the underground lifestyle may not be for everyone, the observance encourages exploring earth homes to discover the options available.
Founded by Malcolm Wells in 1974, National Underground America Day recognizes that thousands of Americans dwell within the Earth, not just upon it. Wells (1926 – 2009) is considered “the father of modern earth-sheltered architecture.”