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CASE STUDY : Mohave Valley House (External Link)

An amazing underground home with surface complex, with an unconventional pit style entrance using a spiral staircase.  Moving below ground, the house surrounds the central entrance / atrium area, with another entrance from an above ground workshop

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UNIQUE ONE-OF-A-KIND SUBTERRANEAN HOME ON ALMOST 4.5 ACRES!! This Earth Sheltered home is unlike anything you have ever seen & is
COMPLETELY UNDERGROUND! A spiral staircase leads down to the front door with windows in every room. The home has just gone through a
complete renovation and EVERYTHING IS BRAND NEW! This includes all cabinets with granite counter tops, all flooring, custom tiled
bathrooms & appliances. 880 Sq’ 3 car garage w/ shop area. Willow Valley Marina & Launch Ramp Privileges on the Colorado River only 3
miles away. MUST SEE THIS AMAZING HOME! $349,900

Contact Tim @ (760) 662-1404 for more info or see link below
http://mohave.craigslist.org/reo/4522476199.html

CASE STUDY : The Hobbitat

This underground home, experimental even by earth-sheltered housing standards, is a marvelous example of start-to-finish planning. With

CASE STUDY : Earth House in Seoul, South Korea

This pit-style underground home in south korea features an open atrium connected with a small 6-room concrete home (all below grade)

CASE STUDY : Sticks and Stones house

This unusually urban earth sheltered home is a great example of building underground in a dense city. Located in minneapolis, minnesota, this 1350 square foot home is a testament to how some designs stay modern even over 30 years. The home features numerous window wells, and faces south to take advantage of solar heating.

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.