Given that Oklahoma has Summer and severe weather most of the year, it's a wonder why underground housing isn't more popular. Granted, there was an underground movement back in the 80s that really never took hold, but there are a handful of these houses in SWOK.

I know, I know... The well-documented problems with these houses are pretty well known. Ventilation issues that cause mold and that familiar wet smell aren't anything to look forward to - but this day in age, the technology and how we understand ventilation, heating, and cooling can completely take care of that.

Could add up to real savings.


You see, the Earth stays at a pretty constant temperature, about 55 degrees. You toss a house under a few feet of dirt, you're benefiting from that constant the whole year round. You can effortlessly keep it warm during those few weeks of Winter we get, and keep it cool the rest of the year with minimal air conditioning. It's a win-win, yet we still don't see too many underground houses.

Why not?

There is an equally long list of cons to argue against the pros. Maybe Oklahoma experiences too many earthquakes. The ever-shifting clay soils are pretty unstable too during the wet and dry seasons, but even so, if the science could get it right, would you live underground?

This Lake Texoma Lakefront Mansion is Life Goals

I'm not sure if you've ever made the pilgrimage to Lake Texoma before, but it sure would be something to look forward to if you could spend your weekends camped out in the luxury of this massive lakefront house. Making macaroni and hotdogs in the gourmet kitchen, take a dip in either pool, and wander down to the beautiful waters edge whenever you felt like it... We can all dream, right? Nestled in one of the deep coves on the Texas side of the lake, it can be all yours for less than $11-million. Check out the full listing from Realty here.

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Oklahoma's Lowest Paying Corporations

In no particular order, because it's hard to assign actual rankings without peeking at the books, here are the lowest-paying corporate businesses across the Sooner State.

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Oklahoma's Best 4th of July Celebrations

There's nothing like celebrating America's independence in the heartland, and Oklahoma practically overflows with patriotism across the state. While most towns have their own celebrations, some are larger than others. Since it would be hard to catch all of them in one day, they're spread out a bit over two and a half weeks, pick one or more and let your American flag fly.

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