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After visiting the pages on our underground homes and earth sheltered and bermed homes website, please take a moment to visit these other related websites as well. We do our best to link to quality sites, so please report broken or inappropriate links.

Government

U. S. Department of Energy - Features a section on underground homes.

U. S. DOE Earth Sheltered Homes - offers information regarding the design of earth bermed or sheltered homes.

U. S. DOE Comparison - offers advantages and disadvantages of underground homes and other earth houses.

 

Business

Alternative Energy News - directory of alternative energy websites including renewable, sustainable and green resources.

Underground Buildings - explores specific examples of underground buildings and examines concerns like environmental issues, energy efficiency, security, psychological resistance, and safety.

Underground Home Directory - all sorts of info about earth sheltered homes including a list underground homes currently for sale
http://theundergroundhomedirectory.com/

Prices of Underground Homes in 2012
http://www.examiner.com/article/buy-an-underground-home

 

Information

Earth Homes - offers information about underground, earth bermed and sheltered houses plus adobe, cobb, straw bale and other natural dwellings.

Wikipedia Earth Sheltering: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_sheltering

Wikipedia Underground Living: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Underground_living

Wikipedia Earth House: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_house

Open Source Ecology: http://opensourceecology.org/wiki/Underground_Housing

Basic Tutorial: http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Tutorials/Underground_Home

Coober Pedy underground homes in Australia - http://www.outback-australia-travel-secrets.com/coober-pedy-underground-homes.html

Inhabitat - 6 fascinating underground homes.

Bill Lishman - shows off his underground house.

Underground Home in Portishead in the UK - here

Pinterest photo page of underground homes
http://pinterest.com/wrightdlca/underground-homes/

World's Fair Underground Home
http://gothamist.com/2012/10/18/is_the_underground_home_at_the_worl.php

Taghkanic House in New York State
http://www.gizmag.com/glass-house-open-views-privacy/24861/

Home for sale in Coober Pedy Australia
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2242816/Australian-estate-agents-windowless-CAVE-market-5-bed-family-home-50k.html

Englishman gives up Underground Home dream because of neighbors
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2252442/Gary-Neville-forced-end-dream-Tellytubby-eco-home.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

Underground home in White Cliffs, Australia
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=10858874

An earth-sheltered home showcases a unique design
http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/2013/02/28/plympton-couple-love-their-earth-sheltered-home-for-its-unique-design-energy-efficiency-being-green-dome/yyTpW8iB4OHPuoEMWBthgO/story.html

Forestiere Underground Gardens Gear Up for Warmer Days
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/blogs/worth-the-trip/Forestiere-Underground-Gardens-Gear-Up-for-Warmer-Days-198852341.html

Stockport neighbours dig in against underground house plan
http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/stockport-neighbours-dig-against-underground-3309997

5 Story Underground Mansion in Los Angeles On Sale for $53 Million
http://www.latimes.com/business/realestate/la-fi-peninsula-mega-mansion-20130624,0,952035.story

Jim Mortenson and Wife, Mickey talk about their underground home
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2370044/Jim-Mortenson-home-Spectacular-UNDERGROUND-home-forward-thinking-couple-built-cut-energy-costs-1970s-oil-embargo.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

Are underground homes environmentally friendly?
http://www.examiner.com/article/are-underground-homes-environmentally-friendly

Underground home was built as Cold War-era hideaway
http://www.reviewjournal.com/view/downtown/underground-home-was-built-cold-war-era-hideaway

Claiborne Parish, Louisiana couple shows off underground home
http://www.shreveporttimes.com/article/20130815/LIVING/308150005/Claiborne-Parish-couple-shows-off-underground-home?nclick_check=1

A Jaguar Car Is A Bookshelf In This Unbelievable Underground Home
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/21/jaguar-car-bookshelf-underground-home_n_3964069.html

Lenoir man’s energy-efficient home mostly underground
http://www.rockymounttelegram.com/news/ncwire/lenoir-man8217s-energy-efficient-home-mostly-underground-2303625

Colfibrex - vendor of underground homes.

Our House: Life 'underground' in a berm home - http://www.telegram.com/article/20140829/WORCESTERLIVING/308299986

Our Underground Home - join Lyle Ratzlaff for a look at his earth sheltered house.
http://www.ourundergroundhome.com/

Mother Earth News - Getting Started with an Underground Home, Part 1
http://www.motherearthnews.com/green-homes/underground-homes-how-to-get-started-part-1-zbcz1412.aspx#axzz3OeSgHjzV

Mother Earth News - Getting Started with an Underground Home, Part 2: Consider Costs
http://www.motherearthnews.com/green-homes/underground-homes-how-to-get-started-part-2-costs-zbcz1501.aspx#axzz3OeSgHjzV

Getting Started with an Underground Home, Part 3
http://www.motherearthnews.com/green-homes/getting-started-with-an-underground-home-part-3-zbcz1501.aspx

Huge Underground City Found in Turkey
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/found-in-turkey-huge-underground-city/ar-AAa5vus?ocid=ansNewser11

Adderstone, UK couple are building an ‘invisible’ underground retirement house
http://www.berwick-advertiser.co.uk/news/local-news/all-news/couple-submit-plans-for-underground-home-1-3694350

Inside underground homes in Australia
http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/home-property/67477109/inside-underground-homes-in-australia

Clinton, Maryland 3,300-square-foot earth bermed home with video
http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/28413421/underground-home

The Wild 'N' Crazy Guy (comedian Steve Martin) Is Selling His Earth Berm Home
http://www.zillow.com/blog/steve-martin-sells-near-montecito-168936/
http://www.forbes.com/sites/zillow/2015/02/05/steve-martin-selling-montecito-home/

Off-Grid and Underground - from Mother Earth News - http://www.motherearthnews.com/green-homes/off-grid-and-underground-zbwz1504zsor.aspx

 

YouTube Videos

Ben and Toni's Home: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycQc5EWNzIU

Fiberglass Prefab House: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rE8DZQjBb3k

Hobbit Shire: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ut4npRGf-lQ

Shipping Container Shelter: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3EAJex1RVo

Adelaide Hills underground house - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbIYQiToG2I

White Cliffs dugouts in Australia - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeAhyEeGsKQ

Underground House in Brisbane, Australia - http://youtu.be/uWQEYhrhjn4

Underground home in Las Vegas which is more like a mansion -
http://youtu.be/EcjhomICAUw

Underground houses in Great Britain - http://youtu.be/nWbrYCp9rxQ

Grand Designs - The Underground House - Cumbria - http://youtu.be/E-O2ggn29fI

Atlas F Missile Silo Homes Underground Luxury Home with Private Airport Subdivision
http://youtu.be/QPtxZmuaosE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

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