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Underground Homes – Good or Bad?

Image: Excavation — Crews excavated for the placement of five interconnected Monolithic Domes for this underground home in Buffalo, Texas.

Excavation — Crews excavated for the placement of five interconnected Monolithic Domes for this underground home in Buffalo, Texas.

Image: Foundation — When completed, the owner of this underground dome-home will have a living area of 2,729 square feet.

Foundation — When completed, the owner of this underground dome-home will have a living area of 2,729 square feet.

Image: Five Interconnected Airforms — The five domes will encompass three bedrooms, two baths, office, kitchen and areas for entertaining, relaxing, dining, laundry and storage.

Five Interconnected Airforms — The five domes will encompass three bedrooms, two baths, office, kitchen and areas for entertaining, relaxing, dining, laundry and storage.

Image: Weight-bearing Capability — Domes can efficiently bear the weight of being buried. The heating and air conditioning ducts for this underground home are housed outside the dome shell.

Weight-bearing Capability — Domes can efficiently bear the weight of being buried. The heating and air conditioning ducts for this underground home are housed outside the dome shell.

Image: Invisible Dome-Home — Once this Monolithic Dome home is completed and covered it will become invisible.

Invisible Dome-Home — Once this Monolithic Dome home is completed and covered it will become invisible.

Image: Tunnel — This unfinished, corrugated steel, underground tunnel will be finished with a concrete pathway and lighting.

Tunnel — This unfinished, corrugated steel, underground tunnel will be finished with a concrete pathway and lighting.

Image: Going in! — Tunnels provide the only way to enter this totally underground Monolithic Dome home. But once inside, most people are neither overly conscious or uncomfortable about being underground.

Going in! — Tunnels provide the only way to enter this totally underground Monolithic Dome home. But once inside, most people are neither overly conscious or uncomfortable about being underground.