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View Diary: A Tropical Cave in Miðdalur: Building An Earth-Sheltered Home In Iceland (42 comments)

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  •  This is an interesting (5+ / 0-)

    and learning intensive project.  I admire what you're trying to do.  My parents built an earth sheltered home near Boise, ID in the late 1970's and still live there today.  Financing was not available for such a non traditional home so they bought 30 acres, divided it into two parts (which was all that was allowed), sold one part, and used the proceeds to build their home.  Finding an architect was an adventure.  Their home is more traditional than what yours will be, but they used some of the same principals.  They have had a few problems over the years like skylight leakage, and are still trying to figure out what will grow on the roof that doesn't need to be watered or maintained.  People think it sounds like a cave, and it kind of is, but it doesn't seem that way from the inside.  The whole front of the home is glass with a south westerly exposure.  I look forward to reading about your progress.

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