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Underground Fantasy Houses

Underground Fantasy Houses

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This unique eBook is packed full of design ideas, plans and sketches for building a fantasy underground house. Some folks would call these ‘hobbit houses’ after the charming description in Professor Tolkien’s books. In this unusual digital book, Cornelius Clifford explores how a fantasy house beneath the ground might be constructed. He refers back to ancient and traditional earth-house building techniques used in the past for living underground and attempts to answer questions like:

What form can underground dwellings take?

How to make a round ‘hobbit’ style window?

Are round doors and frames feasible?

How might we dig a burrow house, and using cut and fill construction methods.

Building mound houses (based on tumuli and long barrows)

What method might be used to build retaining walls? (Without using concrete)

How to build a roof structure to take the weight of an earth and turf covering?

Window tunnels to let in light and air.

Panelling walls and ceilings to improve comfort.

Fitting suspended plank floors and how to drain and ventilate beneath them.

Packed full of ideas and inspiration, this original fantasy book will tickle your imagination, and may even inspire you to create your own underground house!

Written and illustrated by Cornelius Clifford, this fantasy book is based around the Hidden Realms

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File Last Updated:
April 25, 2019
This title was added to our catalog on April 25, 2019.