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3/2/09 9:52 AM
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TEOMOFE
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Probably an oldie, but just in case not....

http://www.undergroundhousing.com/

Cut heating costs 80%
Eliminate air-conditioning costs
Shelter your family from:

* Hurricane
* Tornados
* Earthquakes
* Rampant Fire
* Atomic Fallout
* Mobs, gunfire, blasts, and similar results of social disintegration

Build a home that is:

* Wonderfully affordable
* Easy to build
* In tune with nature
* Solar heatable
* Light, airy, sun and view filled
* Blissfully quiet
3/2/09 9:57 AM
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Pic of built houses

http://www.undergroundhousing.com/structures.html
3/2/09 10:58 AM
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TEOMOFE
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Edited: 03/02/09 10:59 AM
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Earthship! It's a shame 'Garbage Warrior' didn't go into more detail. Still, good doco.I've heard good things about earthbag too. Any info?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earthbag_construction
3/2/09 1:40 PM
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3/2/09 1:53 PM
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That is actually a great idea. I have some hilly land and it would be expensive to build a structure on it. I gotta think outside of the box.

One concern. It rains a lot here, would water seepage be a problem?
3/2/09 2:37 PM
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I'd be concerned with it being water tight. I'd also be concerned about cave ins and rot/weathering of wood.
3/2/09 5:30 PM
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What about a concrete structure with drainage around?
3/2/09 6:02 PM
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Sure for a steel reinforced concrete structure. I'm not sure how cost efficient that is though compared to regular homes.
3/2/09 6:21 PM
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I build giant concrete retaining walls and could easily build an underground home. I am hoping to acquire land in the next few years to build a nice home and an underground lair.
3/15/09 12:07 PM
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LOL - that's the entire fricken book :D
3/15/09 12:46 PM
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Do you happen to have Oehler's videos online someplace like that?
5/14/09 10:04 AM
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ttt great thread

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