Mike Oehler (born January 2, 1938 in Chicago; pronounced /ˈeɪlɚ/ [ay-lur]) was a natural builder, author, and instructor on the topics of natural building, Earth sheltered building, underground greenhouses and off-the-grid living.

Oehler lived on a 40-acre homestead in the Idaho mountains and was part of the 1960's Back to the Land movement. He wrote numerous books, and appeared as a university lecturer, and TV and radio guest.[1][2]

Books by Mike Oehler[edit | edit source]

  • 1981: One Mexican Sunday. ISBN 978-0960446414
  • 1982: The $50 Dollars and up Underground House Book. ISBN 978-0442273118
  • 1999: The Hippy Survival Guide to Y2K. ISBN 978-1879628175
  • 2007: The Earth-sheltered Solar Greenhouse Book: How to Build an Energy Free Year-round Greenhouse. ISBN 978-0960446407

Video Appearances[edit | edit source]

  • 1992: Low-Cost Underground House Workshop & Survival Shelter Seminar, 3 DVD.[3]
  • 1998: Appeared in "Louis Theroux: Weird Weekends." Season 1, Episode 4 "Survivalists".[4]
  • 1999: Appeared in "Louis Theroux: Weird Weekends." Season 1, Episode 5 "Weird Christmas".[5]

Further resources[edit | edit source]

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Keywords earth sheltered building, permaculture, off-the-grid, people, natural building, earth sheltered building, greenhouses, agriculture, solar, construction, sustainable farm energy alternatives, gardening
Authors Aldergirl
License CC-BY-SA-4.0
Location Chicago, Illinois
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Language English (en)
Translations French
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Created August 24, 2020 by Aldergirl
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  1. Oehler, Mike (1999). The Hippy Survival Guide To Y2K. Idaho: Keokee co.Publishing, Inc. pp. 280. ISBN 1879628171.
  2. Bonners Ferry News. "Mike Oehler - The Coming Storm". Retrieved 24 May 2012.
  3. "Mike Oehler's Low-Cost Underground House Workshop & Survival Shelter Seminar - 3 DVD+2 Books Deal (digital-market forum at permies)". Retrieved 24 August 2020.
  4. IMDB. "Louis Theroux: Weird Weekends". Retrieved 24 May 2012.
  5. Theroux, Louis. "Weird Weekends: Weird Christmas". Retrieved 24 May 2012.
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