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  1. xmasdecorations profile image59
    xmasdecorationsposted 5 years ago
    1. wilderness profile image97
      wildernessposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Me, too.  But one with indoor plumbing - we get some snow here and it's not a lot of fun trekking outside.

      Maybe the biggest problem is how to fasten down that satellite dish though. smile

      And where to park the SUV.

      1. jcmayer777 profile image79
        jcmayer777posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        That's friggin' sweet.  I'd love to stay there just for a night or two.

        1. wilderness profile image97
          wildernessposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Isn't it?  I'd live there if I could move the bath indoors and put in a septic.

          1. jcmayer777 profile image79
            jcmayer777posted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Yeah, I'd need those things also if I were to stay there long term.  It's quite a beautiful looking place.

        2. xmasdecorations profile image59
          xmasdecorationsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          He could make a fortune if he built a small community of say 10-12 of them, and rented them out for holidays. I bet he could charge silly prices too, probably $1000 a week, city folk love to experience different ways of life - especially when they are going through a midlife crisis!

          1. jcmayer777 profile image79
            jcmayer777posted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I bet you're right and I bet he could actually charge even more than that.

            1. wilderness profile image97
              wildernessposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              I'll bet he could, too.  Fancy, weird theme type motel rooms are going for $300 per night and up here in podunk Boise.  Tarzan rooms, Swiss Family Robinson, etc.

              Put some amenities in them (running water, TV, Hot tub, an outside fire pit, etc.) and I'll bet you could get at least that.  It really is neat.

  2. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 5 years ago

    Nope.

  3. RedElf profile image86
    RedElfposted 5 years ago

    It's so cute. Not sure I'd want to live in one... I have seen a similar style of construction in the Southwest, using earthen walls and roofs, and straw bales for wall insulation. Reminds of me of tales of "soddies" on the prairies way back when.

  4. Mark Ewbie profile image84
    Mark Ewbieposted 5 years ago

    It's beautiful.  My only concern is whether he got or needed planning permission for it. I hope he's OK and it can stay.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image86
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Markie!

    2. CASE1WORKER profile image83
      CASE1WORKERposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      We don't want another Dale Farm!

  5. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Mark, hi?

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image84
      Mark Ewbieposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Er yes. Hi! Have I been away?

      edit: I haven't

      1. paradigmsearch profile image86
        paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Pick your best hub?

        1. Mark Ewbie profile image84
          Mark Ewbieposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          That's a toughie. I always say Gay Animals.  Yep. Gay Animals.  Can't put a link.

          edit: It isn't really my best.

  6. freecampingaussie profile image38
    freecampingaussieposted 5 years ago

    I love it ! Must visit them if we get back to Wales next year ! Be great to have one for if we stop traveling with our caravan !

  7. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    I apologise. Retracted.

  8. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    smile

  9. Hillbilly Zen profile image60
    Hillbilly Zenposted 5 years ago

    Absolutely I want one!  Like wilderness, though, indoor plumbing is a must-have.  The universe has been sending me little cosmic nudges about eco-friendly structures here lately, so between your excellent Hub and Brie Hoffman's Hub on Cob cottages...hmm.  Thanks for a really neat read!

  10. asktheexperts profile image60
    asktheexpertsposted 5 years ago

    That is pretty awesome. I cant believe that he did it all for 3,000.  Besides the indoor plumbing issue, I wonder how well it's insulated and keeps the heat in.  Although surrounded by woods, he probably could keep a fire going all day long if he had to.

  11. Acheolis profile image60
    Acheolisposted 5 years ago

    This is too cute of a home,of course I'd love to have it!

  12. leahlefler profile image97
    leahleflerposted 5 years ago

    What a great home! I can't imagine someone building it in our neck of the woods (we need to go down six feet to get below the frost line), but I love the architecture of it! I think I would want more than one bedroom, though - I love my kids, but I don't really want to share a bedroom with them...

  13. Cardia profile image88
    Cardiaposted 5 years ago

    I love it! It looks so comfortable and cozy! I can imagine curling up on a sofa with a large mug of hot chocolate smile Not sure if I'd live there permanently, but definitely for a few days at least!

  14. Topnewhottoys profile image61
    Topnewhottoysposted 5 years ago

    cute, and looks great for a short visit, but - long-term, I must be spoiled but I like running water and a flusher

  15. Randy Godwin profile image93
    Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago

    I know some people who have an underground home.  It's very energy efficient and looks like any other home inside.  It has windows on the east and southern sides with a couple of periscope type skylights in certain rooms to allow sunlight and outside views. 

    I believe living underground will be more common in the future because of the energy savings these type residences offer.  smile

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      There might be other reasons for it happening too. lol

    2. xmasdecorations profile image59
      xmasdecorationsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      You won't find much of that in Europe, we are a little short on space, so the only way is up!

      What we are seeing more of however is roof gardens (green spaces on the roof), and in London - which is really crowded of course - people are extending underground when they reach their development limits.... like this: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article … -home.html

  16. stylezink profile image79
    stylezinkposted 5 years ago

    You got me, lol! I do WANT one! With the indoor plumbing, as others have mentioned. It reminds me of one of the creatures home in Lion, Witch, & The Wardrobe. I don't rememeber which one either the beaver's or that guy that was half horse and half man. I never saw Lord of the Rings to relate it that way.

 
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