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Just watched this video about a ~280 sq. ft. earth-bermed house in WA.  This off-grid abode is quite beautiful (inspired by hobbits) but there seems to be no mention of permaculture, Mike Oehler, thermal inertia, etc.  How could this design have been improved?

 
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Thanks for posting this.  Some really cool ideas that she presents in her project.

Probably could be improved with more insulation in the ceiling/roof and more glazing as she mentions she plans in future builds.  The door is visibly not sealed, so I doubt it's really warm in a blizzard unless she's blasting that propane fireplace.  Propane?  Definitely a great place for an RMH, so there's an improvement that could definitely be made.  She mentions a upcoming communal kitchen, so that sort of explains why this first build didn't have one, and this is a super cozy looking little hole house, but no kitchen to speak of?-what's up with that?-and a hobbit space without a larder/pantry/root cellar/wine cellar?------What?  ha ha.        
 
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