Earth sheltering is a home design using earth against outside building walls for external thermal mass, to reduce heat loss, and to easily maintain a steady indoor air temperature. I have been studying the benefits of this type of home construction for over 30 years. This design is popular today among advocates of passive solar and sustainable energy building, but has been around for nearly as long as humans have been constructing their own shelter.
There are many benefits to earth sheltering. They include: taking advantage of the earth as a thermal mass, offering extra protection from the natural elements (tornados, hail, wind), energy savings, providing substantial privacy, efficient use of land in urban settings, shelters have low maintenance requirements, and earth sheltering commonly takes advantage of passive solar building design. Earth-sheltered homes could outlast conventional housing by decades.
You can build a beautiful, nearly disaster proof home that is bright and inviting and is environmentally friendly and energy efficient. These amazing, affordable homes are not only nearly maintenance free; they will be a long-term investment that you could pass down to your children and grandchildren! Costs to build are comparable to a standard wood-frame home, and they don't require any specialized skills or unconventional techniques to construct.
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