Building an Underground Room: A Comprehensive Guide for 2023

Most of us have fantasized about having a treehouse or a bunker, to be more specific – a private space away from the world where we can get lost in our own world. The idea of an underground city is even more popular from our childhood. However, building a city is not possible, and building a bunker requires a significant investment.

But we can create an underground room in our backyard that can also be camouflaged from the world. All we need is patience, digging tools, and of course, a backyard or an empty land that we own. Before digging, we must ensure that we are not encroaching on someone else’s property. In honor of our inner child’s desires, let us call this room a bunker without hesitation!

building an Underground Room

Importance of Gas Line Safety

It is important to remember that many important things such as sewer lines, gas pipes, and water lines exist underground. It is crucial that we do not damage them while building our underground room. We can obtain the house plan and carefully check where these lines are located to avoid any accidents.

In the event that our area has numerous pipes, we should not be discouraged because there is always space for a small room underground. We must exercise patience and use a keen eye to identify the ideal location.

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It is important to note that building an underground room should not be taken lightly. It is recommended to consult with a professional before proceeding with any construction. Additionally, it is crucial to consider proper ventilation, lighting, and safety measures to ensure the well-being of anyone using the room. Only after thorough planning and precautions, the digging can begin.

Digging Deep: The Importance of Hard Work in Achieving Your Goals

It is time to begin digging in the marked area using a shovel. It is important to sink the shovel deeper to extract more mud. However, if the mud is too wet and mushy, it is recommended to abandon the idea of creating a room.

Soft mud is not ideal for digging, only hard and ordinary mud should be excavated. Digging requires a lot of effort and cannot be completed in a single day, especially if we are talking about several feet. It is advisable to have a companion with us as it will double the progress.

If a break is needed, the pit should not be left uncovered. There is always a risk of rain or wind carrying dirt into the pit. Therefore, it is best to cover the pit with a sheet. Additionally, to avoid any accidental falls, warning signs should be put on the sheet.

Taking a night or two off is sometimes necessary. However, it is essential not to over-dig and go beyond the marked area. Keep digging until we achieve the desired ideal room we dreamed of.

Digging Deep

Demolish the Walls

In order to set up anything inside the underground space, we must first even out any irregularities on the floor and walls, so that we can proceed to build them up. It is important to shape the walls properly in a square shape.

Next, we can bring in some thick wooden sheets to use as the floor, walls, and ceiling of the room. The roof must be slightly wider than the walls and base so that it can support itself. We can then drill holes and nail the walls together, creating an underground box. However, if we don’t like the idea of being in a wooden box underground, we can choose to leave the room muddy but leveled and simply cover the top with a wooden sheet.

We can also create shelves in the mud walls by digging boxes into them. By leaving the inside without wood, we can maximize the space available in the room. The roof can either be designed to push or slide open, or we can create a small door on it.

Interior Design

After choosing and constructing the room and roof, we need to make the space habitable. Firstly, we should install a ladder or create blocks to use as steps for easy access.

For lighting, we can use solar lamps or battery-powered lights inside. It is important to create ventilation by drilling a hole and fitting a pipe to ensure sufficient air circulation. If space permits, we can add a seat, a carpet, and even a small desk for reading or writing.

If we have used wooden planks as walls, we can paint them to enhance the appearance. Additionally, we can add pictures and paintings to the walls and decorate the space with furniture that fits the size of the room. The goal is to make the room comfortable and inviting, and if painted correctly, it can even double as a small studio for our artwork.

Our underground room is now ready for us to use and enjoy. However, it is important to let someone know that we are inside before entering and to carry our phones with us for safety. We cannot overlook the importance of precautions, even when indulging in our childhood dreams. It is always better to be safe than sorry!

Interior Design


In conclusion, building an underground room can be a fun and fulfilling project for those looking for a unique space to call their own. As detailed in this comprehensive guide for 2023, it is important to carefully consider location, safety, and practicality when embarking on this endeavor.

Starting with proper planning, marking the area, and digging the room, to ensuring proper ventilation, lighting, and decor, building an underground room requires patience, hard work, and attention to detail. It is important to take precautions and follow safety measures at all times.

While it may seem daunting, the end result can be a cozy and comfortable space that meets your needs and dreams. Just remember to share your plans with someone and always carry a phone with you when using the room. With the right approach and mindset, building an underground room can be a rewarding and enjoyable experience.

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