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.
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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.
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?
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.