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American Shelter Technology's Wonder Building features steel arch construction that can be earth covered for protection and energy conservation. BioHome: See construction guidelines for environmentally friendly underground dome homes. Davis Caves Construction: This company has been building earth-sheltered homes since 1977. It offers general information on earth-sheltered construction, the current issue of "Earth Sheltered News," construction photos and descriptions, and an FAQ page. Deep Earth Bunker: The company, featured on Discovery Channel's "Doomsday Bunkers," builds a range of security structures, from safe rooms and bunkers to underground condos. Earth Homes Now: This site presents a broad overview of various types of earth homes, including earth berm, earth sheltered, and underground. Earth House: Focusing primarily on residential properties, this site contains a broad range of information including listings of homes for sale. Magorian Mine Services builds wine caves in California.

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Earth Home Plans and Designs - the Basics Building a basic, minimalist earth home is not a difficult task, at least not for somebody who is prepared for this type of eco-friendly dwelling. Nevertheless, sometimes it is more beneficial to ask for help from someone who has some experience in planning, designing and eventually supervising the construction of an earth home. Below is a list of some basic rules and that should be adhered to if one wants to succeed at building an earth home.

Underground - Cut Heating Costs 80% - Eliminate Air-Conditioning Costs - Shelter Your Family From The Apocalypse We Stand For NO SYSTEM Kindom (Do No Harm Communities) is the dream for freedom, but it is the dream for the freedom of those around us who also live the dream of freedom, because it is in living for the freedom of others that we get our freedom. When we live for the dreams of Kindom of those around us, we live life as a gift because we live for (dedicate our lives to) their dream of freedom, truth, peace, joy, abundance, etc, just as they live for our Kindom dreams too. This is true co-creation (cooperation) with no attack on the uniqueness of each of us. When we live this way, we have no need for any man-made system - everything/everyone has already been taken care of by our love for life. Just as we do not have to jump 10 feet across the room to grab our next breath, neither do we have to worry about food, water and shelter because it has all been taken care of as we each co-create Kindoms/Kin-Domains for everyone.

Low-cost Blooming Bamboo home built to withstand floods The Blooming Bamboo home, by Vietnamese architectural firm H&P Architects (Photo: Doan Thanh Ha) Image Gallery (30 images) Vietnamese architectural firm H&P Architects has produced a new prototype dwelling constructed from bamboo. Dubbed Blooming Bamboo, the house is built to withstand heavy flooding, and is eventually intended to be mass-produced and sold as an affordable and attractive home. View all Earth Sheltered Homes, Earth Berm Homes, Underground House Is the most popular home plans site on the Internet today? Yes, but don't take our word for it. Just key in the web address of any online home plan provider and you’ll discover that more people visit than any other home plans website. Our plans come directly from the designer or architect to you. When you order your home plans from the construction drawings will be shipped directly to you from the design firm that designed your home. If you have any questions before or during the construction of your new house, simply pick up the phone and call the design firm listed on the product package or on the front page of your new house plans.

Lawyer Turned Architect Builds Recycled Homes for People in Need, Will Travel to Haiti Photos: BBC Mundo. We've seen houses from recycled PET bottles and even massive homes with glass bottles, though they are usually just a rare experiment by their owners. Not in this case: Bolivian lawyer turned architect Ingrid Vaca Diez helps people in need to build their own homes with recycled materials that, apart from plastic bottles, involve whatever material is available, including expired powder milk and even horse manure. Her project has been so successful that she's being sent to Haiti. Learn more inside.It all began with a request from a little neighbor girl who wanted a room of her own and a lot of accumulated PET bottles in her patio.

Glenn's Underground Cabin Update I received an e-mail from Becky Bee this morning and sent her a reply about keeping dry in the underground cabin. Becky is the author of "The Cob builders Handbook" and in my opinion a foremost authority on building with cob. A link to her site follows the copy of the reply. Resources for Earthbag Building Suppliers of Bags Globally China Forest Packaging Group Co.,Ltd Tel: +86 151 656 64026 Fax:+86 536 827 3455 Bill Chen, Sales Manager Bill Chen does communicate in English. This factory in China (and Cambodia) can provide a wide range of polypropylene bags, both as individually sewn bags, and as long tubes on a rolls.

Awesome DIY Reuse Ideas The mantra reduce, reuse, recycle has been an effective phrase for years now, and companies like Terracycle have been successful following the model of reuse and reduction. Operating under founder Tom Szaky’s belief that “there is no such thing as trash,” Terracycle has found innovative ways to reuse everything from computers to drink pouches. With a creative eye and a bit of elbow grease, the endless possibilities that reuse offers can easily make their way into your home.

Ashes to houses - High Country News by Jonathan Thompson Nageezi is a small settlement on the far eastern side of the Navajo Nation in northern New Mexico. It’s classic high-desert country, with ponderosa pines and sagebrush and beige cliffs, along with the smattering of run-down housing so often seen on reservations. But among the trailers and tract homes sits one unusual structure, the kind that wouldn’t seem out of place in a chic Santa Fe neighborhood. Its walls are stucco, and in its courtyard, a pergola shaped like a hogan faces the rising sun. Mary and Kee Augustine, Navajo elders, live in this home, which was built in 2005.

Glenn's Underground Cob House Well, maybe not so simple... An older interior shot with a bit of a Montana Lodge flavor. Here's the big family room where up to 30 people can gather. Culvert House Imagine a house, here in the Cincinnati area, .... *whose shell was impervious to even severe weather hazards, *whose monthly energy cost for heating and cooling was negligible, *whose energy & water systems were designed for ease of maintenance & usage, *whose floorplan was ergonomically designed to support your extended family´s desires for both private space and communal resource sharing including areas for their homebased businesses, *whose landscaping was natural and suitable for experimenting in minimal agriculture,

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