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Architecture, Rooftop Patio Design Idea Urban Roof Gardens: Modern Urban Garden with The Striking Concrete Element

Love the sod roof on this cabin.

Located in Alaska, these sod roof houses are eco friendly. Additionally, the weight of the sod roof, compresses the logs to make the walls more draft proof, reducing heating and cooling costs.

Small hobbit hole along path in Hobbiton.

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earth sheltered home...Earth sheltered Pinnacle House is an award-winning, sustainably-designed home in Lyme, New Hampshire. The home was designed and built by architect Don Metz in 1971, a pioneer in green home design and construction. The north-side of the house is built into the hillside, creating a green roof through the use of earth-sheltered building techniques. The house faces due south, offering passive solar gain and spectacular views from every room.

Earth sheltered Pinnacle House is an award-winning, sustainably-designed home in Lyme, New Hampshire. The home was designed and built by architect Don Metz in 1971

"'Another type of building is emerging: one that actually heals the scars of its own construction. It conserves rainwater and fuel and it provides a habitat for creatures other than the human one. Maybe it will catch on, maybe it won't. We'll see.' - Malcolm Wells, 2002. Read more & see more examples, here: http://www.inspirationgreen.com/earth-sheltered-homes.html "

These earth-sheltered homes are amazing! Evidently, there are two types of earth-sheltered buildings: Earth-Sheltered, which is where dirt covers three exterior sides and the roof (the walls are usually concrete); and Earth-Bermed, …

Bouwpuur - Duurzaam Bouwen, NUR HOLZ is Cradle to Cradle gecertificeerd systeem

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Earth House in the foothills of the Pyrenees by Puig Pujol & Associés Architectures

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