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Does anyone have any expierence with a buried, or partially buried house? Dh really wants one, and I found one for sale, and right now we can't do anything about it but wanted some insight on how well they hold up? I have read that they do well with heating/cooling. The property I found is about an hour away from where we are now, so thats an issue. here's the description" PARTIAL BURN RANCH SITUATED ON 5 ACRES. VERY CLEAN HOUSE. LARGE LIVING ROOM W/ FIREPLACE INSERT. WALK-IN PANTRY, 2 BDRMS GOOD SIZE. 30 X 40 POLE BARN POLE BARN W/ 2 10 FT LEAN TOS. TACK ROOM W/ 2 STALLS & ELECTRIC. 30 X 28 POLE BARN CONVERTED TO COTTAGE W/ BUTANE HEAT, SINK, & FULL BATH. ALL OPEN. REFRIGERATOR IN COTTAGE HOUSE IS STAYING. " when I saw partial Burn ranch" I thought it had been burned, but the pictures show buried, not burned. Its also on 5 acres. AND, its less than our current mtg, (2 bd/1bth, 950 sg ft .76 acre in a community of about 3000). We actually need 3 bd's, but with 1900 sg ft I'm sure we can find the room for another bd. We will miss out on this one, however, I found this one so I can find another one, I'm sure. Anyway, back to my question about buried houses? If anyone wants to see picks I will send the links to the real estate site. TIA
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My father has lived in an earth sheltered home since 1989. He loves it and he has never had any of the problems described above. Maybe the difference is in how the homes were built. It is not dark or dank and has never had any leaks or black mold or dehumidifying. The only thing he would do different would be to put in an extra skylight. Have a cousin who also built an earth sheltered home almost identical to my father's and he has never had any problems either.
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