We continue to develop resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic. See COVID-19 initiatives on Appropedia for more information.

Earth sheltered building

From Appropedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Methods of applying earth sheltering to a house

Earth sheltering and windbreaks can also reduce the absolute amount of heat needed by a building. Several feet below the earth, temperature ranges from 4°Celsius in North Dakota to 26°Celcius,[1] in Southern Florida. Wind breaks reduce the amount of heat carried away from a building.

Types of windbreaks

Windbreaks around a house can exist in the form of hedges, or walls (stone, soil, ...)


  1. Stephens, ibid.

See also

External links