earth-sheltered construction

earth-sheltered construction

A building in which at least 50% of the combined area of the walls and roof are covered with a thick layer of earth.
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He became fascinated with the possibilities of underground and earth-sheltered construction, and soon was convinced that this was not just another way to build--it was the best, perhaps the only, way to build.
Rob Roy is best known as a promoter and teacher of cordwood masonry and earth-sheltered construction. Saunas just happen to be another of his passions.