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Resources

This is a resource page regarding external links to pages concerning all different types of earth homes. If you find any broken links or links that have change to off-topic pages please inform the webmaster of the Earth Homes Now website. Also let us know if there is a link to an excellent website about earth homes that we have missed.


Government Websites

Designing Underground Earth-Sheltered Homes
http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/designing_remodeling/index.cfm/mytopic=10110

Advantages and Disadvantages of Earth-Sheltered Homes
http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/designing_remodeling/index.cfm/mytopic=10130

Construction Materials and Considerations for Earth-Sheltered Homes
http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/designing_remodeling/index.cfm/mytopic=10150

Australian Government's Rammed Earth PDF
http://www.yourhome.gov.au/technical/pubs/fs57.pdf

Australian Government's Clay Brick House PDF
http://www.yourhome.gov.au/technical/pubs/fs510.pdf


Wikipedia Pages

Wikipedia page about earth houses
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_house

Wikipedia page about adobe houses
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe

Wikipedia page about compressed earth block homes
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compressed_earth_block

Wikipedia page about Earthship Homes
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earthship

Mesa Verde National Park - home of many cliff dwellings
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesa_Verde

Anasazi - Ancient Pueblo peoples
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Pueblo_Peoples

Fogous
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fogou

Burdei
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burdei

 

Other Links

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

Mother Earth News How to build a rammed earth house
http://www.motherearthnews.com/Do-It-Yourself/1973-09-01/How-To-Build-A-Rammed-Earth-House.aspx

Foraging with the Wildman - Learn about edible and medicinal wild vegetables, herbs, greens, fruits, berries, nuts, seeds, and mushrooms with America's go-to guy for foraging, naturalist, book- and app author "Wildman" Steve Brill. Find out about his public foraging tours in local parks, and the work he does with kids.

Yahoo Green Comfortable Cave Homes
http://green.yahoo.com/blog/daily_green_news/228/six-surprisingly-comfortable-cave-homes.html

Alternative Energy News - includes green news and updates about all sorts of eco-friendly subjects.

New York Times Wealthy Londoners Expand Homes Underground
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/01/world/europe/01london.html?pagewanted=all

Financial Times article Mud World - The world’s most primitive building material – earth – is being used to create some of our most advanced homes
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/791620e6-13c2-11e2-9ac6-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2A2UFpLZZ

Far East Dallas couple selling dirt-covered fortress of solitude
http://www.dallasnews.com/news/local-news/20130416-far-east-dallas-couple-selling-dirt-covered-fortress-of-solitude.ece and this one http://www.dallasnews.com/photos/20130416-earth-house-whats-may-be-the-only-underground-house-in-dallas-is-for-sale.ece

An Athens Public Works Department crew was busy on Wednesday constructing a pre-fabricated earth-sheltered building at the Athens Recycle Center on Rocky Mount Road (must subscribe to read the full story) - http://dpa.xtn.net/dynamic/News/Story/191631

A Desert House Stays Cool With Rammed Earth
http://www.earthtechling.com/2013/05/a-desert-house-stays-cool-with-rammed-earth/

Superadobe construction
http://www.earthbagbuilding.com/Testing/superadobe.htm

Rice Hull Bagwell Construction
http://esrla.com/pdf/ricehullhouse.pdf

Icelandic Turfhouses
http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/news-incredible-turf-houses-iceland

Pit Houses
http://www.pbs.org/opb/timeteam/sites/range_creek/diary_joe.php

Cliff Dwellings
http://www.cliffdwellingsmuseum.com/anasazi/digging-deeper-into-the-anasazi/architecture

Modern Cliff House
http://www.motherearthnews.com/green-homes/cliff-house-zmaz80jazraw.aspx#axzz2aqskLYY1

Building with Stone
http://www.motherearthnews.com/homesteading-and-livestock/building-with-stone-zmaz81ndzraw.aspx#axzz2aLdLhCYV

$100 Hobbit Home
http://inhabitat.com/this-cute-little-hobbit-home-cost-just-100-to-build/

 


 
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