Texan maker’s underground survival bunkers are real batcaves

June 29, 2020 john 8 473 24:29

Ron Hubbard has been building underground shelters since 2011, but since the pandemic hit he hasn’t been able to keep up with demand. Based outside Dallas, he claims his headquarters is the world’s largest bomb shelter factory. His round structures start off as corrugated culvert pipe, but once finished off resemble an RV, complete with…

Kristie Wolfe builds underground home & sets rural WA hamlet

September 22, 2016 john 19 39551 25:37

Inspired by the success of the Hawaii treehouse she built for $11,000, Kristie Wolfe began searching for land to build a “Hobbit”-inspired village. Knowing that there is land to be found for cheap in this country (she bought her Hawaii property for $8000), she began to search the Northwest for sites. https://faircompanies.com/videos/building-your-own-hawaii-minimal-house-for-a-vacations-cost/ “There’s a lot…

Abandoned Tiny House/Cabin tour in Iceland

April 25, 2016 john 14 1624 05:59

Derek “Deek” Diedricksen (HGTV’s “Tiny House Builders”, and author of “Microshelters”), takes an impromptu tour of an old abandoned tiny house (one built into the earth for insulation) that he stumbles upon on a road trip through Iceland. This little cabin is located just before the Geyser’s on the Golden Circle roads/circuit.

Earth-cooled, shipping container underground CA home for 30K

April 18, 2016 john 0 1176 14:14

As a kid Steve Rees played in caves and learned how the earth could cool. As an adult, he buried two shipping containers and created an off-grid retirement home for himself and his wife Shirley. After a few years of camping on their 10 acre plot in Northern California, they bought two shipping containers, hired…

Dan Price’s underground home, art & philosophy on $5,000/year

September 21, 2015 john 0 474 34:04

When Dan Price returned to his home state of Oregon in 1990 he was determined to avoid mortgages or rent (he and his family had just finished caretaking a mansion with a heating bill of $500/month). He found an unused meadow in Joseph, Oregon and began renting it from his neighbors for $100/year (in exchange…

Idaho modern oldtimer builds underground & solar $50 houses

August 5, 2015 john 0 9136 24:16

Mike Oehler lived for over 30 years in an underground home that he built for $50 (and expanded for $500) on his land in Northern Idaho near the Canadian border. Now in his seventies his arthritis keeps him from hiking up to his home, but he continues to “write and proselytize” In 1968 like thousands…