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An award winning Alaskan Bioshelter---that we live in year round.

 
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We live in a Bioshelter in Alaska. We have an expensive HRV unit that pulls the moisture out of the house so our clothes aren't moldy! We are buried into the side of the mountain so our temp. doesn't get below 38 degrees even if it's -20 outside. We have a masonry stove that heats the core of the house. This house won a national award in 1987 and most people (even in Alaska) don't know about it. It IS illegal because we don't have a well or a septic and recycle all of our waste water. The only thing that leaves the house is urine and that leaves via the garden in the summer. Check out our website: http://alaskanecoescapepermaculturecenter.wordpress.com/bioshelter/ Check out our blog here: http://bioshelter.blogspot.com/ I do virtual tours via SKYPE for $75 that you could schedule if you like. It's sometimes easier that way to answer all of the questions. You can also google Alaskan bioshelter for all of our You Tube videos that are out there. Note: we DO love having green all year around in this cold climate. The 49th Estate

OOPS This was supposed to go in the bioshelter section and I don't know how to move it!
 
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That is really stunning.
 
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Wow!
 
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Very interesting. Thanks for sharing the link. Here is a video for everybody's convenience.

 
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beautiful home

thanks for sharing
 
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Interesting house! I lived in Alaska for a long time in different parts of the state. Because of it's somewhat extreme seasonal variation it makes sense for the state to host a lot of alternative housing innovation projects. Keep up the great work with the bioshelter.
 
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