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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 05:33 PM
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5. Sealing and Venting can be done. Solar magazines etc probably suggest ways to deal with radon.
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  -With Climate Volatility/Tornados- We Should Begin Building Underground Houses. It Saves Energy KittyWampus  May-24-11 05:17 PM   #0 
  - Seasonal Affective Disorder Would be a Problem  AndyTiedye   May-24-11 05:22 PM   #1 
  - Imagine how much extra land would be available for parks, recreation fields, vegetable gardens.  KittyWampus   May-24-11 05:25 PM   #3 
  - Vegetable Gardens and Edible Landscaping can Replace Lawns. Roof Gardens are Also an Option  AndyTiedye   May-24-11 06:58 PM   #26 
     - Roof gardens in urban areas would cut pollution and add some O2. Great idea.  KittyWampus   May-24-11 09:34 PM   #30 
  - Sunpipes to the rescue!  kentauros   May-24-11 06:12 PM   #20 
     - I'd never heard of them, but they make sense.  KittyWampus   May-24-11 06:14 PM   #21 
  - Not everywhere....  Wounded Bear   May-24-11 05:25 PM   #2 
  - I like the idea of having a house boat floating on a "basement" full of water.  Ian David   May-24-11 05:34 PM   #6 
  - Radon  Ian David   May-24-11 05:28 PM   #4 
  - Sealing and Venting can be done. Solar magazines etc probably suggest ways to deal with radon.  KittyWampus   May-24-11 05:33 PM   #5 
     - Radon is mitigated by removal and replacement of contaminated soil...  Ian David   May-24-11 05:36 PM   #7 
  - Here's a terrific video about living underground:  XemaSab   May-24-11 05:41 PM   #8 
  - Earthships! We rented one in Taos for a bit but they're being built in mnay other places too:  cyberpj   May-24-11 05:45 PM   #9 
  - Is that Jim Cantore? LOL!  KittyWampus   May-24-11 05:49 PM   #10 
     - Yep. I've seen signs saying "Cantore Go Home!" many times in towns readying for bad storms! He  cyberpj   May-24-11 06:01 PM   #13 
  - My parents built their home back into a hill in the late 40s before we  jwirr   May-24-11 05:52 PM   #11 
  - in a Hillside Could be the Best of Both Worlds  AndyTiedye   May-24-11 11:15 PM   #33 
     - Yes, the front had a big window and all other walls had smaller windows  jwirr   May-25-11 11:40 AM   #35 
  - Not for everywhere, not for everyone  MadHound   May-24-11 05:56 PM   #12 
  - Florida is one place it's almost impossible to have a basement  csziggy   May-24-11 06:10 PM   #18 
     - Yeah, Florida, down around New Orleans,  MadHound   May-24-11 06:14 PM   #22 
  - A hobbit hole is my dream. I'll even run some solar tubes to bring the sun below.  TheKentuckian   May-24-11 06:03 PM   #14 
  - Me, too!  OneGrassRoot   May-24-11 08:06 PM   #29 
     - Awesome link, thanks!  TheKentuckian   May-24-11 10:41 PM   #32 
  - And for the rich there's always a condo in one of these Underground Silo/Apocalypse Bunkers:  cyberpj   May-24-11 06:05 PM   #15 
  - You're good at finding interesting info. You should start a DU Journal!  KittyWampus   May-24-11 06:09 PM   #17 
     - Time! Time! My Kingdom for some time!! LOL  cyberpj   May-24-11 08:03 PM   #28 
  - Basements are much easier! We all have them in Kansas. But soil type matters. n-t  Logical   May-24-11 06:07 PM   #16 
  - Alas, won't work in Florida  FLPanhandle   May-24-11 06:11 PM   #19 
  - There are areas of the country who cannot even have basements due to water issues.  elocs   May-24-11 06:17 PM   #23 
  - Now this makes sense. Recommend.  Shagbark Hickory   May-24-11 06:19 PM   #24 
  - Always thought the Mandans had the right idea  Strelnikov_   May-24-11 06:30 PM   #25 
  - My husband and I were talking about the tornadoes last night &  SoCalDem   May-24-11 07:01 PM   #27 
  - We are looking for land in northern VT to build a few of them :)  Marrah_G   May-24-11 09:48 PM   #31 
  - I'm for it. n.t  Jack Sprat   May-24-11 11:20 PM   #34 
  - Here are some neat ones:  Marr   May-25-11 12:10 PM   #36 
  - A bit difficult when the water table starts about a foot down  WatsonT   May-25-11 12:25 PM   #37 

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