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Prefabricated Positive Energy Homes by Philippe Starck and Riko

This site is all about building a cool, energy efficient house, that makes maximum use of earth sheltered design, passive solar heating and cooling, geothermal exchange energy management, and right sizing of the house for it's designated use. The home's placement is on a south-facing hillside in Deep Creek Lake, Maryland.

In addition, plans for most earth-sheltered houses "blend" the building into the landscape more harmoniously than a conventional home. Finally, earth-sheltered houses can cost less to insure because they offer extra protection against high winds, hailstorms, and natural disasters such as tornados and hurricanes.

This farmhouse design floor plan is 1480 sq ft and has 2 bedrooms and has 2 bathrooms. FLOOR PLAN(S): The floor plans of the home indicate the layout/construction of each floor of the house. Items typically included are room dimensions, wall sizes, plumbing electrical locations, stair

This is another example of how an earthbag home doesn't have to be a little mushroom shaped home. In fact, it can be absolutely gorgeous. So as you can tell with this home design, your imagination is the limit with an earthbag home. This particular design looks beautiful against the desert surroundings. But it also looks very spacious.

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The particular model, like many others, features earth berm air intakes, a water recycling system for its grey water, and the luxury of two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and even a two car garage!