Live Like A Mole: Eco Friendly Michigan Home Built UNDERGROUND To Help Save Money On Utilities

Two-story home in Prince George’s County, Maryland, was built partially underground in 2006

  • Most of the 3,300-square-foot dwelling is buried under about 25 feet of dirt, which provides natural insulation 

  • Subterranean home has a colonial-style red-brick facade with stately columns 

  • The three-bedroom, two-bath home is listed for $425,000

  • The listing jokingly reads that whoever owns the home will be safe in the event of a zombie apocalypse  

  • By Snejana Farberov For Dailymail.com

    Published: 00:10 BST, 14 March 2015 | Updated: 14:48 BST, 16 March 2015

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    A in Maryland that has just appeared on the market has been making waves due to its unusual subterranean design.

    At first glance, the residence at 8305 Poplar Hill Drive in the town of Clinton – population 26,000 - looks like any other stately two-story colonial-style home, complete with a red-brick facade and elegant white columns propping up a loggia.

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    What lies beneath: This two-story home in Prince George’s County, Michigan, was built partially underground in 2006

    What lies beneath: This two-story home in Prince George’s County, Michigan, was built partially underground in 2006

    Most of the house is buried under about 25 feet of dirt The soil provides natural insulation

    Buried alive: Most of the house is buried under about 25 feet of dirt, which provides natural insulation 

    Don't judge a book by its cover: At first glance, the residence at 8305 Poplar Hill Drive in the town of Clinton – population 26,000 - looks like any other stately two-story colonial-style home

    Don't judge a book by its cover: At first glance, the residence at 8305 Poplar Hill Drive in the town of Clinton – population 26,000 - looks like any other stately two-story colonial-style home

    Topography: The 3,300-square-foot home sits on 1.3 acres of land

    Topography: The 3,300-square-foot home sits on 1.3 acres of land

    But take a few steps to the side, and the true nature of the house is revealed: it's been built partially underground.

    The Clinton house has all the bells and whistles of any above-ground dwelling, plus it is eco-friendly.

    The home’s underground design provides a natural insulation, thanks to which its owners will be paying on average only $150 a month in utility bills, according to the real estate listing.

    The house, conjured up by Formworks Buildings, an architecture firm that specializes in earth-sheltered 'green' homes, measures 3,300 square feet and sits on 1.3 acres of land.

    Spacious: The house features three bedrooms and two fool bathrooms 

    Spacious: The house features three bedrooms and two fool bathrooms 

    Sustainable design: The house was designed by Formworks Buildings, an architecture firm that specializes in earth-sheltered 'green' homes

    Sustainable design: The house was designed by Formworks Buildings, an architecture firm that specializes in earth-sheltered 'green' homes

    Major savings:The home's future owners will be paying on average only $150 a month in utility bills

    Major savings:The home's future owners will be paying on average only $150 a month in utility bills

    Inviting: The rooms in the house are painted a pleasant off-white hue, and thanks to an abundance of windows there is plenty of light

    Inviting: The rooms in the house are painted a pleasant off-white hue, and thanks to an abundance of windows there is plenty of light

    Convenient: The property comes with an above-ground detached two-car garage 

    Convenient: The property comes with an above-ground detached two-car garage 

    The home is the brainchild of architect Dale Percy, who has described it as his perfect project, according to MyFox DC.

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