Jim Mortensen had a plan to beat the high price of oil during the 1974 oil embargo. He’d build an energy efficient underground house. With help from friends and family, Jim Mortensen and his wife Mickey spent about eight years building their underground house moving in in 1983. The stone facade is from rock the couple collected by hand from their land. Jim made the mortar while Mickey laid all the stone.

Dora man takes decades to build it, but he has underground home of his dreams

Jim Mortensen had a plan to beat the high price of oil during the 1974 oil embargo. He’d build an energy efficient underground house. With help from friends and family, Jim Mortensen and his wife Mickey spent about eight years.

Texture!  CURVE APPEAL Donald Jasinski says he finds the domed ceilings and rounded columns of his earth-sheltered house more congenial to the human body. In the living room, south-facing windows allow plenty of light to penetrate interior spaces.

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CURVE APPEAL Donald Jasinski says he finds the domed ceilings and rounded columns of his earth-sheltered house more congenial to the human body. In the living room, south-facing windows allow plenty of light to penetrate interior spaces.

Hand-Build an Earth Sheltered House For $5,000 - SO CUTE for a cottage?  Too bad we have building codes for cottages now........ this is just toooooooooo cute!

The Hobbit House - Built from the ground up. Site also has instructions and resources used when building this low-impact woodland home in Wales.

A great series of shots of the Lattenstrasse(sp?) earth-sheltered house development

Earth House

A great series of shots of the Lattenstrasse(sp?) earth-sheltered house development Plus

House Designs | ... House Design is Heavenly, Complete with "Wings" | Modern House Designs

Eco House Design is Heavenly, Complete with "Wings"

tutorial for building your own sustainable earth-sheltered home for about $5,000

Extraordinary Off-Grid Hobbit Home in Wales Only Cost to Build Simondale Hobbit House – Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

earth sheltered house Earth sheltered dome home in Vermont. earthshelteredtech.com - See more at: http://www.inspirationgreen.com/index.php?q=earth-sheltered-homes.html#sthash.iMnG3OIk.dpuf

Love the concept of earth sheltered homes. Contractor " built my first one (earth bermed) in 1984 in Grafton, NH". Why do we still build energy wasting boxes on a lot that can be easily ravaged by hurricanes and tornados?

Bushfire-proof houses are affordable and look good – so why aren't we building more? After the deadly Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria, architects provided free consultations and designs for bushfire-resistant homes. Only a few were built

Bushfire-proof houses are affordable and look good – so why aren't we building more?

Bushfire-proof houses are affordable and look good – so why aren't we building more? After the deadly Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria, architects provided free consultations and designs for bushfire-resistant homes.

Underground Homes - Earth Sheltered Houses for Eco Hobbits

Underground Homes - Earth Sheltered Houses for Eco Hobbits. But what happens when it rains heavily or even snows?

Earth-sheltered housing plan

Earth Sheltered Homes

Earth Sheltered Housing: The Burrow -- An ultra-modern earth-sheltered home with floor-to-ceiling glass

Earth Sheltered Housing: The Burrow -- An ultra-modern earth-sheltered home with floor-to-ceiling glass. I suppose I'll need another checkbook, full of money.

One of Angus Wyman Macdonald's fondest dreams is to share enough knowledge about earth-sheltered architecture with his neighbors to enable them to design and build their own energy-efficient homes. Originally published as

Angus Wyman Macdonald: Professional Earth Sheltered Architecture - Green Homes

One of Angus Wyman Macdonald& fondest dreams is to share enough knowledge about earth-sheltered architecture with his neighbors to enable them to design and build their own energy-efficient homes.

Just love the roundness of this. Beautifully well-designed underground home from 1983 for sale in Denison, TX

Beautifully well-designed underground home from 1983 for sale in Denison, TX.now I could do underground here.Heres your house babe

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