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In Support of the Earth Roof
Posted By dpacheco On February 1, 2009 @ 2:45 am In Green Building | No Comments
If you think grassy, earthen roofs are just for Hobbits, you’ve got another think coming…
The following is an excerpt from  Mortgage Free! Innovative Strategies for Debt-Free Home Ownership by  Rob Roy. It has been edited for the Web.
Houses do not absolutely have to have earth roofs, even earth-sheltered houses, but the advantages are compelling and worth illuminating:
If Malcolm Wells had his way, all new construction would have to go underground: houses, industry, parking lots, even bridges. I’m not kidding. To give you an idea of how this guy thinks, he’s the same one who drew all the funny little  cartoons in the book.
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URLs in this post:
 Mortgage Free! Innovative Strategies for Debt-Free Home Ownership: http://www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/mortgage_free_second_edition:paperback
 Rob Roy: http://www.chelseagreen.com/authors/rob_roy
 cartoons: http://www.chelseagreen.com/common/files/image/TempShelter.jpg
 Real Eco-Living: A Hobbit’s Tale: http://www.chelseagreen.com/content/index.php?p=1315
 Knock Nine Years Off Your Mortgage: http://www.chelseagreen.com/content/index.php?p=1172