Question by  Dan18 (32)

What is an earth berm house?

All I know is it's underground.


Answer by  Jo46 (394)

You're exactly correct! Earth Berm houses are houses that are primarily sheltered by the earth, whether construction involves cutting into a hillside and constructing a house within it, or even going underground so that all you really see is a roof. It's a fascinating architectural adventure and I definitely say it's worth looking at, for fun or for future plans!


Answer by  blahblah (670)

An earth berm house is one kind of earth-sheltered house. The purpose of the berm is to moderate the temperature in the house to save energy. In earth berm construction, the house is built on grade and then dirt is piled up around and possibly over it.


Answer by  chippsch (37)

Earth berm housing is built above ground and then is covered with earth. The earth is sloped away from the house to allow for water to escape. Windows may be seen on sheltered sides of the house. This type of housing maintains a constant temperature.


Answer by  saku (13)

An earth berm house is a sheltered home underground. It's used to provide superior protection against nature's harm. Invincible to tornadoes, hurricanes and what not. They are also energy efficient.


Answer by  Rina (35)

Earth berm houses are houses that are partially underground, but have exterior walls. In these houses, you reap the benefits of a house without air conditioning - the temperature stays relatively level. It can save you up to 85% on fossil fuels. However, during construction, it is nearly impossible to keep the house dry. This could add extra costs.


Answer by  jajg2626 (104)

Well basically it is underground. It's right in the earth's ground but there is an entrance made specifically for the house. There are very few that exist because they need to be structured properly.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

As far as I know it is a regular house but it is built into the ground we used to have one by us.


Answer by  worker59 (65)

Hey its a house that the ground is built up on all the sides except for the entrance. They do this for natural insulation. It cuts down on heating and cooling cost drastically. They usually have sod on roofs as well.


Answer by  Vanasatchy (816)

Earth berm houses are bult under ground. They are done so that we are protected from the environment pollution. It gives us safety and privacy

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