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.

Fella at this website built his own underground home for $50.  YMMV.  Still, there's an enormous collection of useful information about ground-supported housing and greenhouses.

Fella at this website built his own underground home for $50. YMMV. Still, there's an enormous collection of useful information about ground-supported housing and greenhouses.

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.

Building an underground house too expensive? How about buying a decommissioned missile silo cheap and renovating?

Building an underground house too expensive? How about buying a decommissioned missile silo cheap and renovating?

Magic Green Homes, underground architecture, underground homes, green roof, prefab housing, prefab, vaulted panels, green architecture, modular housing

A green-roofed Hobbit home anyone can build in just 3 days

Magic Green Homes, underground architecture, underground homes, green roof, prefab housing, prefab, vaulted panels, green architecture, modular housing

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Villa Vals: An underground home in the Alps

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I love the curvilinear walls/ceilings and the boulders, though I'm not so fond of the white paint on those lovely branching rafters.  From - Handmade Houses: A Century of Earth-Friendly House Design

I love the curvilinear walls/ceilings and the boulders, though I'm not so fond of the white paint on those lovely branching rafters. From - Handmade Houses: A Century of Earth-Friendly House Design

Underground Dome Home About to Be Sprayed with Concrete and Buried Underground

Underground Dome Home About to Be Sprayed with Concrete and Buried Underground

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