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CASE STUDY : karsky house

making use of grain silo construction techniques, this unusual underground home features several interconnected chambers and a square space for a connected garage. Featuring no mortar (only compression from the surrounding earth is used to hold the individual compartments together), the home still manages to pack in 2000 sqft.

Underground Home Details

Name: karsky house
Location: St. Croix Falls,WI
Square Footage: 2000
Construction Materials: silo block walls, cast-in place concrete roof and floors
Architect: Mr. and Mrs. Donald Karsky
Year Built unfinished at time of book's publication
Citation Source(s): "Earth sheltered housing design : guidelines, examples, and references" by The underground space center, university of minnesota. 1978
Home Status(s): unknown