posted on Dec, 6 2008 @ 09:04 AM
reply to post by grover
LOL If I was gonna build this I want a round door.
Seriously, this is not unlike what people have been doing for thousands of years, if you are fortunate enough to have a hill.sorry, Floridians can't
If memory serves, and sometimes it doesn't, there are a few references to this kind of home construction in Little House on the Prairie. They made
good temporary shelters, and the grassy roofs would feed the sheep.
In fact, I think they are pretty weather effecient, much like a dirt igloo. Nice and cool in the summer, warmer in the winter with snow on top.
My main issue would be what is the bane of all the indoor dwelling folk these days: bugs.
But I am sure you can get used to it.
On Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe they had an environmental company that built these things out of mud and straw bricks. Took them about two weeks I think.
Can't remember what the company is called though.
Around here, land is so high that if you can buy it, you can afford the house on it. At 300k per acre, no one is going to let you build a mud hut.
Your lucky if they let you paint the door the color you want. But I think it would be fine.
Another thing that is good environmentally is retroing standing buildings. I do house tours every year and see converted barns, churches, stables,
etc. And they are beautiful and amazing.
[edit on 6-12-2008 by nixie_nox]