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$15 earth berm eco house filmed 30 years later Options
paul wheaton
#1 Posted : Sunday, June 13, 2010 3:53:52 AM
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Another Mike Oehler creation.  This one is called "the sleeper".  Mike if famous for his $50 and up underground house book.  This house is an above ground earth berm house.  Very small, but a family of three did live in the house recently for 18 months.  There are cedar trees growing out of the roof.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTL0dkadocQ

 

 


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Pat Miketinac
#2 Posted : Sunday, June 13, 2010 3:53:52 AM
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I read Mike's "$50 and Up" book before I started building my own earth shelter home in 1985. What impressed me the most was his idea that money should not stop you from building your own home, and that you can be very comfortable and safe in an unusual design. I spent about $10,000 for materials for a 1200 square foot home, but I had to meet the Southern Building Code in this area. If I built again, I would prefer to do so where there are no building codes, they are much more restrictive now. They even require a heat source for every room now, which I don't need because of the 72 degree ground temperature here.

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