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so I got some land....its raw and forested....I would like to build a home but do not want to clear a bunch of trees for the home.....what is a good design for a forest home that will be green and have a minimal impact on the forest? Also I would like it to blend in and not be visible from above (in an airplane or google earth)
 
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Fossorial Architecture is going to be the least visible, then perhaps a tree house. If built well both can last well over 100 years, with the first lasting even thousands. Any timber frame, stone, or other natural/traditional build can achieve almost the same degree of low impact depending on size and how the building of it is approached...
 
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Sean Banks wrote:...Also I would like it to blend in and not be visible from above (in an airplane or google earth)



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I have my doubts about not being visible from google earth though. Depends on where you are but unless you're hiking in the road leading to your place will be a big tip off.
 
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