An Earth Sheltered Home For Independence

A Kansas family built an earth sheltered home with passive solar features to help realize their dream of a sustainable, self-sufficient lifestyle.

065 earth sheltered home - overall view
This overall view of the Knapp's earth sheltered home shows some of the fine rock work (all done with stone quarried from the Knapp's property), and the air-lock entryway (on the left) that helps prevent the outside climate from influencing the home's internal temperature.
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