So you have decided to live underground and are set on owning an underground house but before you could make that goal a reality you must first determine the processes involved in undertaking your plan
- One thing to consider is the cost. Building an underground house means the materials needed for construction will be a little different from a regular house. One major expense is land, finding a suitable area is essential. Depending on the design of house you want, the location must incorporate your underground houses design. Locations that might be suitable include flat lands, hills, slopes, and mini forests. It is important that the land is not located in a flooded area it must have proper drainage to ease the construction
- Now depending on your desired location you choose a type of underground house. Conventional designs include a “Slope Home” which is a house cut directly into the side of a hill. This is a popular type because most house design can easily be incorporated into this type. Another type is the “Envelope Home” also known as “Courtyard Homes” which is a design that involves most of the house being underground only a portion of the top part is visible which would usually have an opening in the middle for sunlight to pass efficiently and provide lighting to other parts of the house. The other type of underground house, the ”Bermed Home” starts out as a regular low profile house which is then covered in dirt to achieve the underground effect.
This is an example of a Bermed Home.
Bermed Homes Heat insulating capabilities makes them a popular choice for hobbits.
- Decide on the materials you will use for floors, walls and roof. Steel-reinforced concrete is very effective and long-lasting. Waterproofing cements should be applied to the walls of the house to prevent water from leaking through the walls and into your underground house.
- Now find a dependable Construction company that has experience in building underground. Present them your plans of what you want to be included in your future home. Coordinate the work of your contractors so that tasks are accomplished in a way that does not impede completion of other necessary tasks.
Now when the contractors are finished you join ranks with the few elite who are proud owners of a house underground.