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 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.

Bariloche, #Argentina #architecture - amazing earth-sheltered house

Bariloche, Argentina

earth sheltered houses- tornado resistant and energy efficient

EARTH SHELTERED HOUSES

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

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

'LOM architecture and design' house in Devon'. It is 350 square metres and has a green roof, a triple-glazed primary facade with solar shading, geothermal and waste air heat reclamation, rainwater storage and grey water recycling systems.    Section and floor plans at: http://www.lom-fdp.com/lom/pdf/compile/0123.pdf

'LOM architecture and design' house in Devon'. It is 350 square metres and has a green roof, a triple-glazed primary facade with solar shading, geothermal and waste air heat reclamation, rainwater storage and grey water recycling systems. Section and floor plans at: http://www.lom-fdp.com/lom/pdf/compile/0123.pdf

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

Earth House

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

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

10x12 barn with 8x10 open-air loafing area. I like this because it blocks a lot of wind from entering the shelter in the winter

10x12 barn with 8x10 open-air loafing area. I like this because it blocks a lot of wind from entering the shelter in the winter

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