Davis Caves

Back in 1976, Andy Davis of Armington, Illinois decided to dig a cave in the side of a hill and live there with his family, to avoid high heating bills. In the process, he became a pioneer of the "earth-sheltered home" movement, and he went on to start a company building other "cave homes."

Andy died in 1995, but his company still seems to be in business.

Bloomington Pantagraph - Jun 28, 1976

Image source: Mother Earth News

The Davis Cave, a pamphlet by Andy Davis

Arizona Republic - July 25, 1976

     Posted By: Alex - Tue Sep 05, 2017
     Category: Buildings and Other Structures | 1970s

I' seen this type of dwelling in the Loire Valley in France. They are known as "maison troglodyte" and have been occupied for centuries. The mention about low utility bills is appealing.
Posted by KDP on 09/05/17 at 03:42 PM
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