"Old-Timer" Idaho Man Builds Underground Homes In the Hills
Here is a link to a YouTube video that caught my attention. The old man has very good/ solid engineering skills. He has built some very nice solid underground homes for as low as $500 in building materials, etc. These are very reminiscent of stone chambers/ kivas/ etc. except with a modern twist (glass windows, living space conditions and what not).
Seeing this video is inspiring- maybe I would be so lucky as to be able to do something like this one day.
The video is 24 min. long. Tours are given of the different underground houses, as well as explanations of the many perks and finer points of building such sustainable homes (if I ever built such a home I would personally want to grow a garden on top of the mound/ hill that the house is built into. Imagine vines of squash hanging over the front entrance from the soil above. Also perhaps create leveled terraces for growing crops on the sloping sides of the hill). Link to video is here-