earth-sheltered with greenhouse

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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uv6ph6GShw

very Owen Geiger inspired! This should be built from earthbags and earth sheltered at the South with an attached green house to the North (we are in the tropics!), A house like this can only be built in the dry season and not really sure, if it won’t become damp in the strong rains in Monsoon season. it will probably depend on the location. As ethnic areas of Burma still suffer from attacks of the Burmese army, a bullet proof hidden house might be an advantage.

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The backwalls could be earthbags, including a third of the front wall (protection from bullets). The frontwall can be bamboo or bamboo-ricehusk-mud. The greenhouse walls can be done with glass or plastic bottles. The roof can be acrylic roof sheets or a combination of  a leafroof with diy cleat sheets made from plastic bottles.