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.

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.

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

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

Eco House Design is Heavenly, Complete with "Wings"

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

Earth House

A great series of shots of the Lattenstrasse earth-sheltered house development

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

85 Sheltered Housing Units for Senior and Public Facilities  / GRND82

85 Sheltered Housing Units for Senior and Public Facilities / GRND82

85 Sheltered Housing Units for Senior and Public Facilities / © Adria Goula

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?

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?

Underground Houses: Would love a house like this up in the mountains surrounded by nature....

Underground, or earth-sheltered houses, are no different from any other home. This type of structure boasts many advantages and may be the ultimate in off-grid living.

Shelter House by Franklin Azzi Architecture

Eco House Design is Heavenly, Complete with "Wings"

The Shelter House by Franklin Azzi Architecture is located in Yport, near Normandy, France. The two expansions which protrude on opposite sides of the house, resemble wings with covered patios and rooftop terraces.

This is so cool... INFOGRAPHIC: Meet the Ultra-Efficient Homes of the Future

INFOGRAPHIC: Meet the Ultra-Efficient Homes of the Future

Sustentabilidade esse vale a pena traduzir!^^ This is so cool. INFOGRAPHIC: Meet the Ultra-Efficient Homes of the Future

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