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Listed on this Burrow Bureau page are some of the resources regarding underground homes. The resources listed are external links that the editors of this website think may be of interest and value. If you find any links to be inappropriate due to the dynamic nature of the Web please inform us immediately and we will take action.

 

Government Websites / Pages

Efficient Earth-Sheltered Homes
http://energy.gov/energysaver/articles/efficient-earth-sheltered-homes

 

Wikipedia Pages

Underground Living
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Underground_living

Matmata, Tunisia - underground "troglodyte" homes
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matmata,_Tunisia

Yaodong - cave house in China
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yaodong

Coober Pedy - Australian houses underground
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coober_Pedy,_South_Australia

 

People with Underground Homes

William Lishman
http://www.williamlishman.com/underground.htm

This family had a bad experience with their underground home
http://mizbejabbers.hubpages.com/hub/The-Pitfalls-of-an-Underground-House

This family had a positive experience in living in an underground home in Upper Penninsula Michigan
http://www.motherearthnews.com/modern-homesteading/underground-house-living-z10m0vau.aspx

Rick Ohanian, in front of the nation's first "earth sheltered duplex" building http://www.undergroundhomes.com/news1.html

Rick Ohanian, in 1980, with a "berm" type home with a backside solaratrium http://www.undergroundhomes.com/news2.html

Merle J. Alix in Upper Penninsula, Michigan via Mother Earth News
http://www.motherearthnews.com/modern-homesteading/underground-house-living-z10m0vau.aspx#axzz2MiaSonHw

An earth-sheltered home showcases a unique design - June and Richard Shire
http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/2013/02/28/plympton-couple-love-their-earth-sheltered-home-for-its-unique-design-energy-efficiency-being-green-dome/yyTpW8iB4OHPuoEMWBthgO/story.html

Spectacular UNDERGROUND home forward-thinking couple built for themselves to cut energy costs during 1970s oil embargo
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2370044/Jim-Mortenson-home-Spectacular-UNDERGROUND-home-forward-thinking-couple-built-cut-energy-costs-1970s-oil-embargo.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

Unique house built to lower fuel costs
http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/article/20130720/NEWS02/307200011/Unique-house-built-lower-fuel-costs?nclick_check=1

Underground house up for auction in Butler County
http://www.kwch.com/news/kwch-jab-underground-house-up-for-auction-in-butler-county-20130823,0,4979356.story

Dan Price crouches to enter what he calls his 'Hobbit hole' house, which he built into a hillside in the small town of Joseph in northeast Oregon
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/53244411/displaymode/1247?beginSlide=1

Mystery owner to underground home
http://www.oxfordtimes.co.uk/news/yourtown/wallingford/11227840.Mystery
_owner_to_underground_home/

Article about Chuck Linton and Lori Leinbach in their underground berm home in Southboro
http://www.telegram.com/article/20140829/WORCESTERLIVING/308299986

Is Comedian Steve Martin doing something Wild N Crazy by Selling His Underground / Earth Bermed Home?
http://www.forbes.com/sites/zillow/2015/02/05/steve-martin-selling-montecito-home/
http://www.zillow.com/blog/steve-martin-sells-near-montecito-168936/

 

Top Lists of Underground Homes

Top 6 List of some underground homes in different countries (some are the same as the top 10 list above)
http://inhabitat.com/6-fascinating-underground-homes-that-go-above-and-beyond/

Top 12 list - ditto the above top 10 and top 6 lists
http://www.hometone.com/entry/12-of-the-coolest-underground-houses/

HomeEdit top 10 list
http://www.homedit.com/10-spectacular-underground-homes-around-the-world/

InspiredMag top 10 list
http://inspiredm.com/10-amazing-underground-homes/

Top 10 List of some underground homes in different countries
http://www.oddee.com/item_98085.aspx

Top 10 List slideshow
http://www.details.com/style-advice/tech-and-design/201212/underground-living-homes#intro


Pinterest pages

http://pinterest.com/VelvieHelton/underground-house-fortress/

http://pinterest.com/wrightdlca/underground-homes/

http://pinterest.com/amyowensjackson/underground-home/

 

Web Pages

The new domesteaders - Round homes are more than simple shelter for some true believers
http://www.adn.com/adn/intern/hunndome.html

How to Design an Underground House
http://www.ehow.com/how_4559007_design-underground-house.html

Luxury Underground Mansion in England with waterslide feature
http://www.trendir.com/house-design/luxury-underground-mansion-in-england-with-waterslide-feature.html

How About Earth-Sheltered Housing
http://www.joe.org/joe/1983january/a2.php

About.com on Underground Homes
http://homerenovations.about.com/od/greenbuildingmaterials/a/Underground-Home.htm

Underground Micro Home
http://tinyhouseblog.com/stick-built/underground-micro-home/

Earthly delights: Homes underground are quiet, have more light than you think and are ecologically sound
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-1304692/Earthly-delights-Homes-underground-quiet-light-think-ecologically-sound.html

Earth Sheltered Design
http://earthshelter.sustainablesources.com/

Solving Your Earth Sheltered Home’s Water Leakage Problems
http://earthshelters.com/uncategorized/solving-your-homes-water-leakage-problems/

Taghkanic House in New York State that is made of glass above ground but the bulk of the huge home is underground
http://www.gizmag.com/glass-house-open-views-privacy/24861/


Earth-sheltered Homes - These energy-efficient houses are bright, airy, dry and quiet.
http://www.motherearthnews.com/Green-Homes/2006-10-01/Earth-sheltered-Homes.aspx

Subsurface Building Links
http://www.subsurfacebuildings.com/Links.html

Neville forced to end dream of 'Tellytubby eco-home' over fears of neighbour feud http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2252442/Gary-Neville-forced-end-dream-Tellytubby-eco-home.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

In the United Kingdom an undergroudn reservoir is zoned for building an underground home
http://www.thisissomerset.co.uk/Dig-deep-bid-house-hill/story-17361709-detail/story.html

Coober Pedy Australia home for sale
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2242816/Australian-estate-agents-windowless-CAVE-market-5-bed-family-home-50k.html

Australian Outback Underground Home
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=10858874

Underground House in Seoul, South Korea - slildeshow
http://www.dwell.com/house-tours/slideshow/underground-house-seoul

Forestiere Underground Gardens Gear Up for Warmer Days
http://www.nbcsandiego.com/blogs/worth-the-trip/Forestiere-Underground-Gardens-Gear-Up-for-Warmer-Days-198852341.html

Earth House: What may be the only underground house in Dallas is for sale
http://www.dallasnews.com/photos/20130416-earth-house-whats-may-be-the-only-underground-house-in-dallas-is-for-sale.ece

Unusual home goes on Texas’ real estate market
http://www.chron.com/homes/article/Unusual-home-goes-on-Texas-real-estate-market-4453754.php#photo-4511139

Could you live in a Hobbit home? Planning approved for fully functioning eco-home with a tunnel entrance that costs just £35,000 to build
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2320164/Revolutionary-Hobbit-home-costing-35-000-build-fully-functioning-eco-home-tunnel-entrance.html

Stockport neighbours dig in against underground house plan - A group of neighbours have battled to save a green space for 10 years, and now they've clubbed together to try and buy it so an underground house cannot be built
http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/stockport-neighbours-dig-against-underground-3309997

The Cave Houses Of Southern Spain
http://www.escapeartist.com/OREQ11/Cave_Houses.html

Rolling Hills mansion has 5 stories underground
http://www.latimes.com/business/realestate/la-fi-peninsula-mega-mansion-20130624,0,952035.story

Grand designs for the underground Hobbit eco house
http://www.mkweb.co.uk/News/Developments/Grand-designs-for-the-underground-Hobbit-eco-house-20130630081725.htm

I-Team: Underground Las Vegas Home For Sale
http://www.8newsnow.com/story/23148804/i-team

Underground Houses are Energy efficient, low maintenance and low impact
http://darrellpack.hubpages.com/hub/Underground-Houses-are-
Energy-efficient-low-maintenance-and-low-impact

Looking Back: 1964 World's Fair featured Swayze underground home
http://www.myplainview.com/news/article_dc1f15fe-3346-11e3-874b-0019bb2963f4.html

A five acre garden and an underground house are among the highlights that await those who will be taking the CanAssist Garden Walk next weekend
http://www.youngwitness.com.au/story/1834840/garden-walk-to-raise-vital-funds/?cs=2170

Radar Will Scan NYC Park For A Buried Luxury Bomb Shelter From 1964
http://www.popsci.com/article/technology/radar-will-scan-nyc-park-buried-luxury-bomb-shelter-1964

Earth Homes in the St. Louis Area
http://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/home-and-garden/earth-homes-living-down-under/article_42e909a0-990a-53f6-b8c9-c6dd13e8d492.html

Mother Earth News - Getting Started with an Underground Home (parts 1, 2, 3)

Part 1 http://www.motherearthnews.com/green-homes/underground-homes-how-to-get-started-part-1-zbcz1412.aspx#axzz3OeSgHjzV

Part 2: Consider Costs - http://www.motherearthnews.com/green-homes/underground-homes-how-to-get-started-part-2-costs-zbcz1501.aspx#axzz3OeSgHjzV

Part 3 - http://www.motherearthnews.com/green-homes/getting-started-with-an-underground-home-part-3-zbcz1501.aspx

 

 

Commercial Builders

Davis Caves
http://www.daviscaves.com

Earthlog Equity Group
http://earthshelteredhousing.com/

Performance Building Systems
http://www.earthshelter.com/

Eagle Valley Green Homes
http://www.underground-home.com/

Performance Building Systems
http://www.earthshelter.com/

Colfibrex
http://www.colfibrex.com/en/index.html

Terraforma Underground Project - They are constructing underground cabins called Digloos to provide vacation rentals in Colebrook, NH to ATV, snowmobilers, hikers, skiers and other outdoor enthusiasts. The units will provide a test facility for alternative, green and off grid energy.
https://www.facebook.com/TerraformaUndergroundProject

Roy Slaymaker is shopping around the concept of his EarthArch home
http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/home_and_garden/2014/02/02/earth-home-still-rare-even-with-its-merits.html

 

Books

The $50 and Up Underground Home Book by Mike Oehler
http://www.undergroundhousing.com/

The Complete Book of Underground Houses by Rob Roy

Underground Homes by Louis Wampler

How to Build an Underground House by Malcolm Wells

 


Videos

Ben and Toni's Home: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycQc5EWNzIU

Fiberglass Prefab House: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rE8DZQjBb3k

Hobbit Shire: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ut4npRGf-lQ

Shipping Container Shelter: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3EAJex1RVo

Vivre dans un habitat troglodyte (in French):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dbka7XTWfoQ&feature=em-subs_digest

Adelaide Hills underground house - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbIYQiToG2I

White Cliffs dugouts in Australia - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeAhyEeGsKQ

Underground home in Las Vegas which is more like a mansion -
http://youtu.be/EcjhomICAUw

Underground houses in Great Britain - http://youtu.be/nWbrYCp9rxQ

An Underground Earthbag House Time Lapse in Ecuador - http://youtu.be/IDD4teFWOZ4

2001 N Buckner Blvd, Dallas, TX 75228 - http://youtu.be/CZA2hwXsSdU and its Zillow listing here: http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2001-N-Buckner-Blvd-Dallas-TX-75228/80489493_zpid/

 

Online Communities

Earth Sheltered Homes Yahoo Group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/earth-sheltered-homes/

Subterranea Britannica - the members study underground dwellings
http://www.subbrit.org.uk/

 

Blogs

Underground Homes - Save the Earth Live Underground
http://undergroundhomes.net/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


 

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