Underground Homes

Advantages to Living Underground

January 25, 2011 @ 7:38 pm
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If your ever traveling across the country side you may have the occasion to see a home built into the side of a mountain or someone parked on top of their house, it may seem odd at first but the truth is these underground homes are among the most energy efficient dwellings in the world. There are many common misconceptions about Earth Sheltered or Underground homes. One misconception being that the homes are dark and claustrophobic. The truth is that a properly built home will have an open ended face which would have southern exposure. A dome style would have [...]

GOP and Global Warming

January 9, 2011 @ 11:01 am
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GOP Targets EPA Rules To Address Global Warming by The Associated Press January 6, 2011 House Republicans wasted no time Thursday in trying to block the Obama administration from acting to stem global warming. On their second day in power, Republican lawmakers introduced several bills that would hamstring the Environmental Protection Agency from moving forward with regulations to reduce heat-trapping pollution from factories and other sources that they say contributes to global warming. The bills are part of an effort by House Republicans to reverse what they consider job-killing policies of the administration. The bills introduced by Reps. Ted Poe [...]
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Straw Bale House

October 1, 2010 @ 7:38 pm
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A straw bale house in Wales Duration : 0:5:30

Straw Bale Garden

September 30, 2010 @ 12:03 am
An easy "how-to" on the basics of beginning a straw bale garden. Duration : 0:1:50

Underground House – Passive Solar – Pt. 2

September 30, 2010 @ 12:03 am
This is a passive solar home. Duration : 0:1:39

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September 30, 2010 @ 12:03 am
we finished waterproofing and backfilling an Earth Sheltered Home on February 10, 2009. this home is a custom design with a 3 car earth sheltered garage. www.daviscaves.com Duration : 0:0:31

Straw Bale Geodesic Dome

September 28, 2010 @ 7:39 pm
This is a time lapse of the creation of a straw bale geodesic dome. It is located in the newly created 'Bustan Neighborhood' on Kibbutz Lotan in the Arava Valley, Israel. The Neighborhood is designed to house the students of the Ecovillage/Permaculture Design course, The Green Apprenticeship. Find out more about The Green Apprenticeship at www.kibbutzlotan.com/creativeEcology/ga/index.htm Duration : 0:0:44

backfilling earth sheltered home in north central Illinois october 2009

September 28, 2010 @ 7:39 pm
backfilling earth sheltered home in north central Illinois october 2009 Duration : 0:1:3

StrawBale.com: How to build tall straw bale walls

September 27, 2010 @ 7:21 am
Want to build a straw bale barn? Well you'll have to be able to build tall straw bale walls. Watch this short video to get my take on how to best build tall straw bale walls. Visit me at http://www.StrawBale.com for the latest info on straw bale building and construction. Duration : 0:1:35