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CASE STUDY : Munson Hill Farm

A beautiful, large example of a 6-module terradome underground home. The Munson Hill Farm house is a great example of a traditional earth-sheltered home design with a very well-decorated interior in a contemporary style.Featuring Large 13′ apex arches.

 

From the Owner:

This farm is just under 30 acres with 14 acres in fenced pasture.
There is a creek, barn, smaller barn, and utility shed in addition to
a lovely 3 bedroom underground home. The kitchen, bar room and all the
bathrooms have been recently remodeled. The children’s rooms have
sleeping lofts. The master has an office with it’s own entrance. There
is an amazing jacuzzi as well as a screen porch and deck.

This is the perfect place to start your mini farm and raise your
family. House will be on the market in April 2016.

 

UPDATE  2/23/2016:

The sale may be on hold. Please check the website for the current status of this underground home!

LINK : House for Sale – Munson Hill Farm (External Link)

From the Owner:

“This farm is just under 30 acres with 14 acres in fenced pasture. There is a creek, barn, smaller barn, and utility shed in addition to a lovely 3 bedroom underground home. The kitchen, bar room and all the bathrooms have been recently remodeled. The children’s rooms have sleeping lofts. The master has an office with it’s own entrance. There is an amazing jacuzzi as well as a screen porch and deck.

This is the perfect place to start your mini farm and raise your family. House will be on the market in April 2016.”

CASE STUDY : Shreve House

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.”

CASE STUDY : Wall Home

This example may not be as firmly in the “pro” category. A great example of the 90 degree facing design style, this underground home was however abandoned and eventually demolished due to mold and water activity. Among the complaints of the owner are a lack of exterior noise (which may not be a detractor for some) and mold growth. Facing repairs, the couple apparently chose to build and move into a traditional home on the property.

CASE STUDY: A terra-dome in Oklahoma

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