perfect root cellar The burdei dates back as far as 6000 years and it’s a type of half-dugout shelter somewhat between a sod house and a log cabin, usually with a floor that’s 1 – meters under ground level.
Flint Hills Native Stone Subterranean Shelters by Tom Parish. Arched stone cellars aren't found in the rest of the US, only in the Flint Hills of Kansas.
Architect Michael Reynolds builds what he calls "Earthships" - radically sustainable homes made of recycled materials. I remember reading about this guy in a kid's magazine long ago.
Earthbag Beehive House -The idea that you can build a structurally strong house with nothing more complicated than a bunch of bags, earth, clay and lime, plus some basic on-farm materials and plenty of hands on deck is pretty exciting.
Green, cheap and efficient straw bale dome homes :) - Energetic Forum
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, …
Ice Wall One: Modular Extreme-Weather Shelters. These portable modular research bases can be modified for particular challenges, from the tropics to polar icecaps. Units can be flown by helicopter for inaccessible locations.
Eco-homes from the earth. 7 ways to DIY (cordwood building pictured) I want to build something like this. maybe a much smaller kids play house?