How to build a semi-earth-sheltered small home in Northern Minnesota?
I would like to build a retirement home in Northern Minnesota using earth sheltered concepts; my simple plan is south-facing/into a hill, but can you suggest a builder in MN to work with regarding poured or block concrete, etc.? Less than 1300 sq. ft.; for two people.
In lieu of poured concrete I suggest you look at some alternate products that are more sustainable and insulating, such as:
- Superior Wall, and
- recycled-content CMU.
Be sure to design for humidity control and adequate daylighting.