Building an Earth-Sheltered Home: Part II

Framing the energy-efficient home.



Earth-Sheltered Home
The low-cost, earth-sheltered home near completion.
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Earth-Sheltered House Curved Top Plate
A curved top plate must be cut from 2 X 12 to go above the kitchen windows.
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Earth-Sheltered House Rafters
Rafters in place above the bisecting wall.
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Squangle
A Squangle in use.
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Earth-Sheltered House Beams
Beams were end-nailed through the first cross rafter.
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Earth-Sheltered House Waterproofing
From behind the building, you can see the first layers of waterproofing.
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Earth-Sheltered House Conical Roof
The interior partitions must bend to fit the conical rear roof.
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