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.

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

HOLMEWOOD HOUSE, Helen Hamlyn - Built underground, with a grass-covered roof, this extraordinary home is light, modern - and full of antiques. Could this be the future of the English country house?

Just love the roundness of this. Beautifully well-designed underground home from 1983 for sale in Denison, TX

Beautifully well-designed underground home from 1983 for sale in Denison, TX.Heres your house babe

Here's the dirt on a prefabricated plastic earth sheltered home design you can…

Here's the dirt on a prefabricated plastic earth sheltered home design you can buy off the shelf

Here's the dirt on a prefabricated plastic earth sheltered home design you can… Hobit homes

earth sheltered house Earth sheltered dome home in Vermont. earthshelteredtech.com - See more at: http://www.inspirationgreen.com/index.php?q=earth-sheltered-homes.html#sthash.iMnG3OIk.dpuf

Love the concept of earth sheltered homes. Contractor " built my first one (earth bermed) in 1984 in Grafton, NH". Why do we still build energy wasting boxes on a lot that can be easily ravaged by hurricanes and tornados?

This is so cool... INFOGRAPHIC: Meet the Ultra-Efficient Homes of the Future

INFOGRAPHIC: Meet the Ultra-Efficient Homes of the Future

A-beautiful-Hobbit-garden-shed-3 - this is in an earth-sheltered home

Glass House Architecture in Sunny California unique interior design Two islands. Nice ceiling, also.

Underground Houses: Would love a house like this up in the mountains surrounded by nature....

I have read about underground homes like this for many years. I would expect they would be very ecological and very easy to keep stable. Nautilus House designed by Architect Javier Senosiain

Pool in an earth sheltered residence in Holme, England. Underhill Woodhead Road Holme HD9 2QE 57.jpg. Photo: Courtesy of WmSykes.co.uk /propertyphotographs.co.uk

This Earth-Sheltered Home Is Unexpectedly Luxurious

This luxury hobbit home home built in England by architect Arthur Quarmby is currently for sale.

Modern Earth Shelter: Homes Built into the Hillside - ‘House of Confronted Rooms’ in Paraguay

Modern earth shelter: homes built into the hillside - Paraguay (The villas of Le Ville di Trevinano are also designed as minimalistic earth-sheltered homes) www.

An amazing mountainside grass roof home with a well-designed contemporary interior. Beautiful Home Is Energy Efficient And Blends With The Hillside | Tiny Homes

This green roof blends the house into its surroundings. The same principles went into Sky Garden's green roof on the Gloucester Gateway Service Station on the

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