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WATCH: Author Malcolm Wells’ Earth-Sheltered Office

Imagine lying in the cool grass on a warm spring day, soaking up the sun, feeling the earth between your toes, counting the clouds—then climbing down off your roof to go inside and get yourself a glass of lemonade.

An earth-sheltered house just might be the next best thing to living in a Hobbit hole—and for some of us, they’re a dream come true.

Architect and author Malcolm Wells [1] wrote the book on earth-sheltered houses. And now that book is back in print, with a new foreword by the author. Chelsea Green is proud to re-release The Earth-Sheltered House: An Architect’s Sketchbook [2], a classic in the field of green building.

This video gives a brief tour of the entrance to the courtyard of Wells’ underground office in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

Thanks to Greg LaVardera [3] for the video.