I don't know about you guys, but my dream house is a bunker, with only a shack basically showing on the surface which houses an elevator or stairs or something. I think that would be both awesome and hilarious!
I wonder why we still live in houses, what would be the merits or demerits of underground settlements and would it be possible for someone to decide to build an underground home by themselves?
The cold war bomb shelters and Fall Out games are the only real examples of these things existing in the human imagination but I wonder would it be anymore or less difficult to maintain, I imagine that flooding could be a problem but what do you all think?
People have them here. Naturally they offer a great deal in energy efficiency, even with heavy heating needs here in the north. It seems the majority of the problems or maybe why you don't see more of them is financing and insuring them. This house is in the upper peninsula of Michigan.
I believe it can be summed upped by how many skyscrapers we have in the world. It is that much easier to build up instead of building underneath. The cost to maintain such a building is probably a lot harder underground than it is up a few thousand feet above the ground.
There is also the issue of where you live. The city where I live, it can be prone to flooding during the rainy season (usually around this time.) An underground house will do my city no good if it does turn out that there will be flooding.
Originally Posted by SpankyMcFly
Did you know it is illegal to import avocados into Mexico from the U.S.? Some sorta invasive species thing, a weevil of some sort. True story.
There is a lot of those illegal plants and vegetables that cannot be imported to one country or another. Just gotta look at flight warnings.
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