Alternative living: going underground – the Dune House

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Architect William Morgan’s goggle-eyed Dune House was created back in the mid 1970′s. The two, side-by-side, duplex apartments were built right into the Atlantic Beach, Florida dune using swimming pool technology – a gunite-concrete shell anchored to a cast concrete floor.

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The structure features a vintage green roof that keeps the two apartments a very cool 70 degrees inside. The upper floor of each unit features a bedroom and bath, with the oceanfront lower level housing the kitchen, dining and living areas.

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Source: The Alternative Consumer

This type of low-impact building should be used more often.  There are many environmental benefits of building into- or underground, including lower energy bills (earth is a great insulator) as well as a reduction in visual pollution.

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