28 Jul '17, 11am

This earth-sheltered Australian hobbit home stays cozy all year

This earth-sheltered Australian hobbit home stays cozy all year

Working in the mining industry taught Kirkwood a thing or two about the sustainable features of underground structures. Using the tunnel layout as inspiration, he built the home on two large concrete footings and covered the structure with 19 tons of high-quality steel. He then sealed the structure with a Polyurea water- and fire-proof coating and, as the final step, buried his new home under 1,000 tons of locally-sourced loam sand.

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