Earth Cooled Underground Shipping Container Home Tour
This earth cooled underground shipping container home tour features a unique off the grid house that homesteaders may find just perfect.
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The earth sheltered shipping container home uses the ground as an insulating blanket which heats in the winter and cools in the summer.
Underground shipping container home are an alternative to traditionally built above ground houses and their benefits include resistance to severe weather, quiet (if not soundproof) living space, an unobtrusive presence in the surrounding landscape and reduced energy utility costs.
Underground living does have one disadvantage: such as the potential for flooding and a special sump pump system should be installed.
Natural lighting can be supplemented by installing skylight tubes to redirect sunlight below ground.
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