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.

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.

Homeschool Mommy & Jewelry Designer: Simple Underground Home with green houses - Eco Vi...

Homeschool Mommy & Jewelry Designer: Simple Underground Home with green houses - Eco Vi.

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Amazing work of architecture! A modern home built essentially underground w/ hillside entrance like this. The unusual house plan was the collaboration btwn Netherlands architects at {SeARCH} {Christian Muller Architects}.

The Umbrella Home: A Simple Underground House Design | Home Design, Garden & Architecture Blog Magazine

The Umbrella Home: A Simple Underground House Design | Home Design, Garden & Architecture Blog Magazine

Davis Caves Earth-Sheltered Home

4 bed 2 bath Davis Caves Earth-Sheltered Home. would get rid of the two right bedrooms and study and put garage there and then have a studio space and green roof above that

Futuristic Queenstown bunker house plans short-listed for award - NZ Herald

Futuristic Queenstown bunker house plans short-listed for award - NZ Herald

How to Build An Underground House the Right Way #UndergroundHomes #architecture

Thinking about buying or building a subterranean home or earth bermed house? If you are interested in how to build an underground house find some interesting tips here.

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