Turf house

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a house or shed formed of turf, common in the northern parts of Europe.

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The house, four years in the making, combines a raft of environmentally friendly concepts--solar panels, earth sheltering, heat-retaining construction materials, triple-paned windows and more--in a single, energy self-sufficient dwelling.
Construction The easiest method of earth sheltering is to build into a hillside, so that three sides and the roof of a building are covered over.
Mr Quarmby , 69, a member of the British Earth Sheltering Association designed Britain's first earth sheltered house at Holme, which he lived in since 1975 with his wife Jean.
George found out more about sustainable living from the British Earth Sheltering Association, where he contacted architects and a number of like-minded people about building an underground house.
I read an article about underground living in The Times, and first I got in touch with Peter Carpenter, the-then secretary of the British Earth Sheltering Association, about 15 years ago.
The house has been designed by David Woods, the current secretary of the British Earth Sheltering Association.
When properly done, earth sheltering does indeed give wonderful savings with heating and cooling costs and unmatched protection against radiation, fire, earthquakes and the extreme winds of tornadoes and hurricanes.
Earthwood's performance is the result of employing several design characteristics not usually combined in American homes: a round shape, earth sheltering, cordwood masonry, solar orientation, and a 23-ton wood-fired masonry stove.
But, by earth sheltering the home, we can effectively change the "climate" just outside the fabric of the building.
His studies led him to the concept of earth sheltering (though at first glance he believed the shortcomings Of earth sheltered homes too severe for practicality) and before long he had a plan, a design, and a U.
Earth sheltering brought its own distinct troubles to the table, problems that seemed intrinsic to the principle of underground dwellings.
The south facing windows did their basic solar heating job well, the earth sheltering tempered the highs and lows of the outside temperatures and the tiltout front windows and side hinged side windows made a fine manual ventilation system.