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Underground Homes

Gophers and Hobbits are not the only creatures who enjoy living in underground homes. In the U. S. there are over 6,000 underground homes built all across the country.

Underground Home
Underground Home

One of the main advantages of underground homes include that these houses are built below the ground's surface level, are cooler than conventional homes, and are resistant to natural disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes, and other many others like them. But, the number one feature of underground homes is the energy savings.

And if a person couples this feature with the solar panel system, and then the person may be free from paying energy bills. Being underground, these homes have quality of noise insulation which makes them soundproof.

Patterns of Behavior ...

The builders of underground homes know how to construct these dwellings in different styles according to the needs of the homeowners. Some of the known patterns are caves, earth berm, rammed earth, urban, shafts, tunnels and even abandoned underground nuclear missile silos.

Nowadays, going underground has been getting popular among eco-friendly people, who want to save the depleting resources of Mother Nature. Underground homes also known as earth-sheltered homes, could be built anywhere, whether near a hill, or on totally flat ground.


Underground House
If one sees the magnificent underground structures in Switzerland, Greek Isles, Stockholm and Australia, they could not resist to say that these underground homes are perfect blend of nature and architecture, fashion and function.

Now coming to environment-friendly factor, then these homes are in real terms friendly with Mother Nature. These houses blend with nature, giving an impact that, they are part of the environment, and save up to 60 to 70-percent on typical electrical bills. Add a couple of solar panels or wind turbines above ground and the utility companies may be paying you for your home-grown energy.

Another attraction of underground homes is security. Underground homes are resistant to earthquakes, hurricanes, fires and even intruders. Protecting one entrance of exit is a lot easier than protecting several and most homeowners have to do.


One of the disadvantages of underground homes is moisture. This can easily be addressed by an experienced builder, however, who knows that ventilation and moisture control are key issues for subsurface buildings.

Conclusion

As you can see, the advantages of underground homes far outweigh the disadvantages in regard to lower utility bills, security, sound-proofing and many other factors. So, why not say 'No' to the big city boroughs and start burrowing instead, today?


 
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