earth-sheltered

earth-shel·tered

 (ûrth′shĕl′tərd)
adj.
Designed so as to use the thermal resistance and heat capacity of earth or soil as a moderating influence on the temperature of interior spaces, as by building into the earth or by constructing berms against exterior walls.
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A First World War wireless station and an underground "hobbit house" - Britain's first modern earth-sheltered home - have also been added to the National Heritage List for England.
They describe what a solar greenhouse is, the history and future of growing indoors, and planning; aspects of designing and building, including siting and orientation, glazing, insulation, ventilation, design, construction basics, and attached and earth-sheltered greenhouses; heating and cooling methods; and growing in the greenhouse, including aquaponics and hydroponics.
DAVID MICHAEL OEHLER, a writer, back-to-the-land hippy, and a pioneer of underground housing and earth-sheltered greenhouses, died Tuesday, Feb.
I've lived the Mother life--I built an earth-sheltered home, have grown gardens, installed both solar- and wind-powered systems, and more.
According to the Department of Energy, there are two kinds of earth-sheltered homes.
When Mike Toppen built an earth-sheltered root cellar out away from his house, he designed it with four goals in mind: the access door had to be sealed from snakes, spiders, mice and squirrels; the shelter had to be located above ground so it wouldn't fill with water; it had to be usable for cold storage of food such as apples, onions and carrots; and it had to be sturdy enough to serve as a storm shelter.
The complete guide to building affordable earth-sheltered homes; everything you need to know explained simply.
Robert McConkey's COMPLETE GUIDE TO BUILDING AFFORDABLE EARTH-SHELTERED HOMES (9781601383730, $24.
00pm) Kevin McCloud revisits the project undertaken by a couple who moved from Brighton to Brittany to create an earth-sheltered home built almost entirely from recycled materials.