The Earth Sheltered, Prefabricated Fiberglass House

Ralph Bullock's prefabricated fiberglass house panels make it easier than ever to "go underground!"



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Even for someone with average construction skills, the panels of America Solartron Corporation's prefabricated plywood house are easy to assemble. Note the drainage system set outside the perimeter of the foundation.
PHOTO: TERRI CALVERT/AMERICAN SOLARTRON CORPORATION
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A waterproof plastic "wrapping" and a layer of river rock surround surround the entire structure, which is eventually covered with 2-3 feet of earth. This house was built on level ground, then bermed.
TERRI CALVERT/AMERICAN SOLARTRON CORPORATION
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The master bedroom.
TERRI CALVERT/AMERICAN SOLARTRON CORPORATION
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The living room has a natural light source.
TERRI CALVERT/AMERICAN SOLARTRON CORPORATION
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The solarium.
TERRI CALVERT/AMERICAN SOLARTRON CORPORATION
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Plan of Solartron's 1,231-square-foot (exterior dimension) model.
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