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Types of Earth-Sheltered homes

Although this site doesn’t use any formal or standard definitions for underground home types, I’ve tried to categorize the earth-sheltered homes I’ve come across into the following types:

  • Retaining wall style with one facing (concrete)
  • Earthen Roof only
  • Earth berm only
  • Bermed with Earthen Roof
  • Tunnel with sheltered entry
  • Hobbit
  • Pit with Atrium
  • Earthship
  • Cordwood
  • Cave (artificial)
  • Cave (natural)
  • Converted Military/Bunker/ICBM
  • Dome
  • Hexagonal
  • Courtyard
  • Wooden
  • Adobe or Clay
  • Castle
  • Curved stucco or plaster