Love the concept of earth sheltered homes. 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?
Modern Earth Shelter: Homes Built into the Hillside Rather than attempting to transcend vernacular architecture, BAUEN architecture studio has embraced its wisdom for two homes that sit side-by-side in Luque, Paraguay. The homes are thoroughly modern, but utilize an ancient earth-sheltered tradition to work in harmony with the hot, humid tropical climate of the area.
Earth Sheltered Homes and Berm Houses - a great cutaway view of how to set up a bermed home to allow light on each level, (front and back) as well as perfect indoor growing conditions for indoor gardens and green walls.