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Brainstorm: What are good sustainable/modular prefab home materials/designs? Answered

I'm far too young to implement these things at the moment, but I'm interested in your thoughts on a pre-fab home designs and materials. Hopefully something I can make/repair myself. I live in Texas (Dallas currently, perhaps Austin later, climate: mostly dry country with tornadoes.)

My idea was to build a pre-fab  workshop/garage and build the house inside of that.

Does anyone know of pre-fab underground homes? That would help maximize my land usage. I read an archived article on motherearth news about "Solartron" which sounded perfect, but they seem defunct now. 
http://www.motherearthnews.com/Green-Homes/1979-05-01/The-Solartron-Prefabricated-Earth-Sheltered-Home.aspx?page=4

The key areas I would focus on are the garage (mainly automotive), kitchen (small, but professionally inspired), and garden. I'm hoping to have a garden-system with a few miniature goats for milk production later in life and small-scale food production like my grandfather. (Spices, vegetables, fruits)

I'm wondering on any thoughts of what you would like in your dream home?

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blkhawk (author)2010-10-06

It seems that you can still contact the company which is listed at the end of the article. You can also find the patent of the earth-sheltered structure and download the pdf file.

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