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.

The Complete Guide to Building Affordable Earth-Sheltered Homes by Robert. June 14. TH 4819 E27 M388 2011

The Complete Guide to Building Affordable Earth-Sheltered Homes: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply (Back to Basics Building) - How To Books

Baldwin O'Bryan Earth Sheltered homes

Earth sheltered house is the most ecologically sustainable approach to domestic and small scale Earth Sheltered Building in Australia.

Here's the dirt on a prefabricated plastic earth sheltered home design you can…

Here's the dirt on a prefabricated plastic earth sheltered home design you can buy off the shelf

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.

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. It's an idea.

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.

As urban architecture reaches ever-greater heights, a new generation of country homes seeks to preserve rural, often protected, landscapes by burrowing downwards. Dominic Bradbury reports on what lies (elegantly) beneath.

Bringing the house down

As urban architecture reaches ever-greater heights, a new generation of country homes seeks to preserve rural, often protected, landscapes by burrowing downwards. Dominic Bradbury reports on what lies (elegantly) beneath.

Pool in an earth sheltered residence in Holme, England. Underhill Woodhead Road Holme HD9 2QE 57.jpg. Photo: Courtesy of WmSykes.co.uk /propertyphotographs.co.uk

This Earth-Sheltered Home Is Unexpectedly Luxurious

Lovers of luxury and Lord of the Rings can now combine their passions by moving into this most luxurious hobbit house in the English village of Holme.

A great winter-time shot of a recently completed earth sheltered home (built by davis caves)

Underground home builder, Davis Caves, a homebuilder in central Illinois, builds underground and earth sheltered homes anywhere in the country.

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?

Pinterest
Search