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Contemporary Part Earth Sheltered Split Level House, Truro, CornwallSuper insulated timber frame sustainable build utilising recycled insulation, breathable construction and natural materials. Passive solar heating, solar thermal and photovoltaic collecto More

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Modern Earth Shelter: Homes Built into the Hillside Rather than attempting to transcend vernacular architecture, BAUEN architecture studio has embraced its wisdom for two homes that sit side-by-side in Luque, Paraguay. The homes are thoroughly modern, but utilize an ancient earth-sheltered tradition to work in harmony with the hot, humid tropical climate of the area.

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hobbit style home, complete with sod roof ~ low impact woodland home, excellent south-facing passive solar greenhouse and earth sheltering thermal mass.  perfectly charming!!!

hobbit style home, complete with sod roof ~ low impact woodland home, excellent south-facing passive solar greenhouse and earth sheltering thermal mass. perfectly charming!!!

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Bringing the house down

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.

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Extension Of A Barn / PPA

While not exactly a home, this earth-sheltered barn extension is still a great practical example of an earth berm structure with green roof

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Green Roofs - Bob Vila's Blogs

Sections of a green roof, could be used on top of bin shed. Remove insulation layer, not necessary.

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