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Earth Sheltered Homes

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

Jeff,

My wife and I are very interested in building an earth sheltered home but don’t have any real first-hand information that is un-biased. Do you have any current resources or information.

Thank you.

T. E. Durham

T.E.:

Underground construction has a few more design challenges than conventional construction, but knowing the do’s and don’ts will keep you out of trouble. I have found the most problem with my clients living in underground homes is high humidity. The cool walls and cooler temperatures inside can really increase dampness if you are in a humid area.

Here are two low cost books to get you started:

http://www.powells.com/biblio/0865715211?&PID=28442

http://eng.archinform.net/quellen/86473.htm

Good luck!

Jeff Yago

 
 


 
 

 
 
 
 
 
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