$500 Fuel Storage Tank Shelter Gives Me an Idea

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I’ve been a big fan of underground homes since I first picked up a copy of How To Build An Underground House by Malcolm Wells. While going completely underground is ideal for a shelter it presents some issues for a home. An underground home works better when it can balance natural light, fresh air, and the thermal mass of the ground around it.

The little shelter pictured here was built from an old fuel storage tank that the fellow bought for $500. The total cost of the project was certainly more, and to expand the space’s functionality to serve as a home would add more cost still; but to start a tiny underground home project with a $500 used steel tank sounds like a great low cost way of getting started.

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