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Subterranean Homes

Also called 'earth shelter' or 'solar' homes, subterranean homes have been talked about since the seventies for their ability to conserve energy. The production cost of these homes' architecture and well-engineered plans have been very highly priced, historically.

Currently, however, there are subterranean home kits that are more budget-friendly and give you all the advantages and comforts of traditional subterranean homes.

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You can purchase a kit that has all the materials along with the directions included in it. On the other hand, you can buy the materials yourself, especially if you have some experience with these endeavors and know what you are doing. People who are doing this for the first time will most likely need the advice of an expert underground home contractor and builder.

Subterranean homes give you a steady all-year round temperature. These types of 'underground' homes feature excellent cooling and heating efficiencies and ample yard space. Unique architecture is another feature of these types of homes. Nearly disaster proof, subterranean homes offer comfort and safety that you can find in an easy-to-install kit for your convenience.

The Truth of the Matter

Subterranean homes sometimes give the misconception of being as dimly lit and damp as caves. People have the notion that underground-dwelling places are automatically dirty, dark and unsafe. This cannot be further from the truth. Although it is true that the underground dome homes are modeled according to the architecture of igloos, the interior of these homes are as attractive and as modern as regular homes.


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As a matter of fact, the fact that light travels much more effectively through homes that are subterranean ensures a well-light, bright and sunny home. You can even have your own subterranean home kit customized to fit your needs and design preferences.

Subterranean home kits begin approximately six feet underground, where the temperature is a consistent fifty degrees all year round. Too chilly for comfort, you can manipulate the parts of the home that is exposed to sunshine, saving you eighty percent of energy compared to a regular home's system for heating. Kits of subterranean homes do not need cooling in the summer, saving you the need to acquire an air-conditioner.

What is the Secret?

The key to the success of many subterranean designs are the dome-like structures. The dome that is built with the house lets it withstand all the pressures that the earth produces around it. Rectangular homes have a harder time withstanding this kind of weight unless they have numerous support beams.

Subterranean home kits normally come with materials, directions and plans. There are other kits that let you purchase all the separate materials yourself and build the house according to specific instructions. If you can afford to live 'on site' as you build your home, you will be able to enjoy building your home at a fraction of the cost of normal subterranean home construction built by a contractor and crew.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

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