How would you like to snuggle up inside the embrace of the earth…. with warm natural elements surrounding you…. your own greenhouse full of food…. and spectacular forest views to the south with the warm Colorado sun pouring in?
Well – here you go! This fabulous earth-sheltered home is located in the mountains west of Boulder, Colorado.
Have a look at this earth-bermed house built into a wooded knoll near Denison, Texas (that’s right on the border of Texas and Oklahoma).
Natalie contacted me about her family home because they have just put it up for sale. The house is very unique and they are seeking a special person/or persons to be the next owners.
I just love these types of unusual and hard-to-sell houses, so I said:
Of course I will feature it!
Natalie was lucky enough to grow up in this remarkable home – her dad actually designed and built it in 1983.
I would have guests come over and totally flip out and I would be like, “What? It’s just a house?” As I got older I learned of its uniqueness. Now it’s time for my folks to sell and move to something new.
So why is this 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home considered “the safest house in Texas”?
Well, for starters, the windows are bullet resistant and over one inch thick; there are secondary steel doors that can be barred shut from the inside…
Not to mention the fact that the house is built of steel, stone, and concrete – and is, for the most part, buried underground.
Let’s have a peek at a Colorado green home in the gorgeous mountain town of Salida, about an hour from where I live.
The term used to described the home style that emerged organically in the high country of Colorado is “mountain contemporary”. But green homes have been popular in the state of Colorado since the 1960’s thanks to the environmentally minded hippy folks who put roots down here during that time (John Denver!)
This particular home has one of my all-time favorite green features (though not native to Colorado) – a living roof.
Isn’t that beautiful?
This green home was built with love and care for the environment 17 years ago and it remains to this day, a completely off-grid dwelling. But that does not mean that it is rustic or lacking in amenities. No, no, no. This home is a natural beauty.
The hills have eyes…
…and brow bones too, if you want to get anatomical.
There is a house under there – buried beneath the undulating mounds. Actually, it is a duplex.
From the exterior, it appears to be a feature on a golf course. Located in sunny Florida, this earth-covered home is currently for sale for $1.2 million.
This is where you would park your car(s):
This Atlantic Beach home on the northeastern coast of Florida was built in 1975.
Colorado is a great place for earthship fans. Outside of New Mexico – which was the birthplace of the earthship – Colorado probably has the greatest concentration of earthships. Why? Because Colorado’s sun-filled climate lends to the passive solar effectiveness of earthships, not to mention all the incredible views from the wall of south facing windows.
I get so many requests for information about earthships for sale in Colorado that I decided to devote an entire post to the earthships for sale that I know of around Colorado.
Here’s a rundown of what is currently on the market: