Under ground basement style house

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  1. dirthole

    dirthole 8 pointer

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    my wife and I have been thinking about building a underground house.I was wondering if any of you guys live in one and if so do you like them?
     
  2. Capttrae

    Capttrae 12 pointer

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    A friend of mine has one. He lives it. Even during the hottest part of summer when everybody’s electric bill is through the roof his stats low
     
  3. DH13

    DH13 12 pointer

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    My buddy has one and loves it.
     
  4. Gforcetrivers

    Gforcetrivers 6 pointer

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    Got a buddy gonna build one in a year or two. We checked into it before we bought a house
    and it sounds like a good idea. Need to plan on ventilation and humidity.
     
  5. Coot_Meurer

    Coot_Meurer 10 pointer

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    When we first moved to Jessamine County we lived on the same farm as our landlord who had an in ground home. Technically their home was only partially in ground, with one wall entire wall exposed with lots of windows. I would describe it as a walk out basement without the upstairs.

    Faced south and had mature hardwoods in front yard. Summer the leaves were on and provided shade, winter no leaves so lots of natural light.

    Only thing I didn't like was the layout, long but only one room deep. They heated the entire home with wood only, and cooled it in summer with a very small AC unit.
     
  6. grinder

    grinder 6 pointer

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    Its what i wanted when i built my house, but i had no south facing hillside. One entire wall of windows facing south is that you need. Thick poured walls with lots of drain tile installed and a good waterproof coating before back filling. I also believe i would put an attic fan in, to pull air through if needed. Maybe dehumidifiers too. It would be cheap to heat, dnd cool, but humidity and mold could become a problem, so take every precaution.
     

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