We are building an Earth Bermed home. This consists of connected barrel vaults that are 24′ wide and 12′ high. The South, East and West arched openings will be filled up with as much glass as we can afford. The entrance vault on the North side of the house is 12′ x 9′. There will also be a cupola above the kitchen that will let in additional light and ventilation.
(We will NOT be living in a dark dingy cave!)
The structure is made from thin-shelled reinforced concrete that will be covered mostly with earth. This creates a super strong, super insulated, nearly indestructible structure. The company advertises that you can park a bulldozer on the roof with no ill effect.
The picture below was taken in April 2016