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Follow along as we share our experiences building our own home. We are neither builders nor architects so we get a lot of help along the way!
 

Playing in the Yard on Bailey Bear Ridge
Rural Ozarks
Madison County
Northwest, Arkansas 72632

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The mis-adventures of the Bailey family building their own home  
Playing in the Yard on Bailey Bear Ridge
Construction ramblings of the in-experienced

Early concept drawings of the Earth Shelter Home from the exposed back side.
Early concept drawings of the Earth Shelter Home from the exposed back side. One day, we all have dreams of living in an earth shelter home on our property.  This is a project that we are attempting on our own, for the most part.

None of us are experienced builders, though I have spent the past couple decades preparing for this experience by spending time with builders, architects, plumbers, electricians and more. First, I apologize to all of them for being such a pain, but thank you SO MUCH for all the help.  I could never have done this without all the help!
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One day, we all have dreams of living in an earth shelter home on our property. This is a project that we are attempting on our own, for the most part.

None of us are experienced builders, though I have spent the past couple decades preparing for this experience by spending time with builders, architects, plumbers, electricians and more. First, I apologize to all of them for being such a pain, but thank you SO MUCH for all the help. I could never have done this without all the help!
We actually have a number of sites that you can follow along with, but I hope to make a place that we can keep track of all that happens in one place.

In the navigation bar of this site, you will find things in a fairly ordered structure as our time line progresses. This starts with early concepts and goes all the way through to the latest updates. Keep in mind that I have to make an effort to keep things up to date, so if I fall behind, bear with me, my intentions are good.
Placing the center post of our cabin in July 2005. That is West helping, click here to see one of his sites
Placing the center post of our cabin in July 2005 We actually have a number of sites that you can follow along with, but I hope to make a place that we can keep track of all that happens in one place.

In the navigation bar of this site, you will find things in a fairly ordered structure as our time line progresses.  This starts with early concepts and goes all the way through to the latest updates. Keep in mind that I have to make an effort to keep things up to date, so if I fall behind, bear with me, my intentions are good.
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To get a better image of what all we are doing, follow the order of pages as they are presenting the the navigation bar to the left. We are trying to keep things in a particular order for ease of navigating the site.
SHOUT OUT to Sam Walton. Thank you for the phone call. Check out the blog on his Terra Dome Earth Shelter Build at http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/projects/145915-terra-dome-earth-shelter-build.html. Sam has posted a lot of pictures of the build and there are a number of good resource references. Check out his blog today. Here is his home in the process of being built.
Here is his home in the process of being built. SHOUT OUT to Sam Walton. Thank you for the phone call. Check out the blog on his Terra Dome Earth Shelter Build at http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/projects/145915-terra-dome-earth-shelter-build.html. Sam has posted a lot of pictures of the build and there are a number of good resource references. Check out his blog today.
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This site was last updated November 2010

Click to see the latest addition to our photo gallery. Scale Model of the earthshelter house
Scale Model of the earthshelter house
Last fall, in preparation I build a scale model of the earth shelter house.
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Click to see the latest addition to our photo gallery. Winter 2013-2014
Winter 2013-2014
Looking forward to resuming the project
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Click to see the latest addition to our photo gallery. Early drawings of the outside of the Earth Shelter House
Early drawings of the outside of the Earth Shelter House
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Click to see the latest addition to our photo gallery. Footings ready to pour
Footings ready to pour
Bracing for the big day
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Click to see the latest addition to our photo gallery. Video of the footings
Video of the footings
It is slow and hard work
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