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.

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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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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

Fella at this website built his own underground home for $50. YMMV. Still, there's an enormous collection of useful information about ground-supported housing and greenhouses. #bunkerplans

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Underground Homes. From Hobbit to Tony Stark, these underground homes are all unique.

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From Hobbit to Tony Stark, here are some interesting underground homes people have built.

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A green-roofed Hobbit home anyone can build in just 3 days

A beautiful earth-bermed home with skylight feature

A beautiful earth-bermed home with skylight feature -- this could solve my biggest objection to underground homes, which is lack of daylight

I love the curvilinear walls/ceilings and the boulders, though I'm not so fond of the white paint on those lovely branching rafters.  From - Handmade Houses: A Century of Earth-Friendly House Design

I absolutely love this. Reminds me of an adobe bubble house I saw in an article many years ago. Richard Olsen's Book Handmade Houses Showcases Beautiful and Unusual Homes : Architectural Digest. Probably for my future little house in Europe.

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Earth Ship Ideas to steal. I wonder if this is where Peter Jackson got his ideas for the Hobbit Houses in Lord of The Rings?

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