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Earth Sheltered Home Plans

Earth Shelter House Plan

Earth Shelter House Plan

Heated Sq Ft: 2139
Bedrooms: 3 - Bathrooms: 2
Width: 106' feet - Depth: ' feet

Earth Berm House Plan

Earth Berm House Plan

Heated Sq Ft: 1421
Bedrooms: 3 - Bathrooms: 3
Width: 55' feet - Depth: ' feet

Earth Berm Home Plan

Earth Berm Home Plan

Heated Sq Ft: 2112
Bedrooms: 3 - Bathrooms: 3
Width: 68' feet - Depth: ' feet

Earth Shelter Home Plan with Greenhouse

Earth Shelter Home Plan with Greenhouse

Heated Sq Ft:
Bedrooms: - Bathrooms:
Width: 40' feet - Depth: ' feet

Underground House Plan

Underground House Plan

Heated Sq Ft:
Bedrooms: - Bathrooms:
Width: 37' feet - Depth: ' feet

Earth Berm Garage Plan with Shop

Earth Berm Garage Plan with Shop

Heated Sq Ft: 3427
Bedrooms: 3 - Bathrooms: 3.5
Width: 109' feet - Depth: ' feet

Earth Sheltered Garage Three Car

Earth Sheltered Garage Three Car

Heated Sq Ft: 1572
Bedrooms: 3 - Bathrooms: 2
Width: 48' feet - Depth: ' feet

Underground Home Building Plans

Underground Home Building Plans

Heated Sq Ft: 1105
Bedrooms: 2 - Bathrooms: 1.5
Width: 33' feet - Depth: ' feet

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Earth Sheltered homes are certainly nothing new. People have been using the earth to provide shelter since... well... remember the caveman? Today's Earth Berm or underground home is anything but a cave, but it is usually found nestled into the side of a hill or large berm of earth. The environmental movement of the 1970's renewed this style's popularity due to its energy efficient and eco-friendly qualities. Other advantages include added safety from storms such as tornados. The greatest challenge one might encounter in building an Earth Sheltered home is finding a contractor who is familiar with this out-of-the-ordinary type of home construction.

Typical Features of This Style

  • Three sides earth-protected
  • Energy efficient and eco-friendly
  • Added safety from storms such as hurricanes and tornados
  • Special holiday for earth sheltered friendly living is "Underground America Day"
  • Home floor plans are typical to standard residential construction

Earth sheltered home plans became popular in the 1970's when energy efficient homes were in great demand but they have been around for centuries. The primary advantages of an earth berm home are the energy savings and superior protection from some of nature's fiercest elements. Another big plus for earth sheltered or earth berm homes is that they are very earth friendly if built properly. Earth berm houses are some of the most environmentally or eco friendly homes on the market. On May 14th 1974, Malcolm Wells came up with "Underground America Day" and it has been celebrated every year since.

A commonly voiced issue concerning this style of architecture is finding an underground house contractor. Click here for some great resources for earth friendly sheltered living and green home contractors.

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House Plan 10376

House Plan 10376

2139 Finished Square Feet
Beds: 3 - Baths: 2
106'0 Wide x 39'0 Deep

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House Plan 10416

House Plan 10416

3427 Finished Square Feet
Beds: 3 - Baths: 3 - Half Baths: 1
108'1 Wide x 32'8 Deep

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House Plan 10482

House Plan 10482

1425 Finished Square Feet
Beds: 3 - Baths: 2
69'8 Wide x 35'8 Deep

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House Plan 19863

House Plan 19863

1572 Finished Square Feet
Beds: 3 - Baths: 2
42'8 Wide x 32'5 Deep

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House Plan 95911

House Plan 95911

1105 Finished Square Feet
Beds: 2 - Baths: 1 - Half Baths: 1
33' Wide x 35' Deep

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