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Old 03-28-2008, 01:21 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by GenKreton View Post
I've always thought it would be cool to design my own house that is partially in a hill or mountain. Some areas waste so much simply by living above ground.
I totally agree, not to mention it looks like hell too. I think a low-polluting lifestyle includes low visual pollution... The mountain idea reminds me of Rod Rylander. While he may be living a more rustic lifestyle than you imagined, he offers good points on mountain-living. Or you could go to the other end of the spectrum and build a house like Bill Gates.

Personally, I wouldn't mind a half-submerged berm home...hobbit-like. Heavily modified earth-ship comes to mind, with an urban vegetable garden. Totally off the grid, totally sustainable, but still in suburbia/urbia would be awesome. 1/5 - 1/4 acre...but now it's just a mental exercise. Quite a bit different from the average dream of a mcmansion, I suppose.

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