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!
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.
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!
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.
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...
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.
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
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.