Tucked away on the west side of Fresno is what is called an "underground garden", but don't be fooled. This is the life's work of a migrant worker, who dug out a massive 10 acre structure of traditional rooms, connecting corridors and open citrus-housing rooms.
The chibibibis love natury things!
They're pretty well hidden, see if you can spot them
The gardens grow citrus, and grape.
The roof is actually a retired air hangar's roof. Rather than scrapping it, one of the descendents just went "I'll take it" - "the hangar?" - "no, just the roof, thanks".
Your first (well, maybe second) view into the underground structure before your tour begins.
We weren't allowed to pick any fruit T_T
This used to have a much bigger tree, but it got damaged; the tree's "pot" is standing under one of the many ground openings, so when it rains the rainwater runs down the skylight, straight into the pot.
Because even if you live underground, the water's deeper still.
The benefit of these skylights, and there are many, is so that lots of citrus can grow "below ground" while getting tons of sunlight. And you can pick fruit at ground level.
But then 4 to 5 meters below ground level!
Back in the day, this was the doorbell. You'd ring it, and you'd be able to hear it anywhere underground as well as on the plot above ground.
Upside of being underground: it's nice and cool.
So ... um.. hmm, cozy? I'm not sure. Then again, this was back in the day when electricity was just getting invented.
Because hell yeah? Why wouldn't you have an open air bath tub?
Many "rooms" have full ceiling skylights. It's quite lovely
This is the summer bedroom, close to an open space (still underground, mind). The winter room was to the right, with a door, and had the fireplace located on the other side of the bedroom wall.
Most covers, however, are new.