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CASE STUDY : Shreve House

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A classic terradome example, this earth  home in Franklin NE is a great modern addition to the underground home directory.

A message from the owner, Leigh Shreve:

“bought this home on 150 acres about 2 years ago. Although it is not as energy efficient as we hoped (probably due to the fireplace) it has lots of light, large spacious rooms. Most people drive by even if they are looking for our home and don’t even see it.”

Underground Home Details

Name: Shreve House
Location: Franklin,NE USA
Square Footage: 2400
Construction Materials: concrete, terradome form system
Earth Cover: 1-2 feet
Architect: Terradome in KC
Heating and Cooling: heat pump, insert fireplace
Year Built 2010
Citation Source(s): Case Study Submission
Home Status(s): still occupied, minor issues
Concrete Wall Thickness: 2 foot
Building Cost (original): 210,000
Building Cost (in 2012 $): 210,000