Idaho modern oldtimer builds underground & solar $50 houses

Categories: Homes / Dwellings

Mike Oehler lived for over 30 years in an underground home that he built for $50 (and expanded for $500) on his land in Northern Idaho near the Canadian border. Now in his seventies his arthritis keeps him from hiking up to his home, but he continues to “write and proselytize”.

Mike Oehler is an American author based in Idaho. He is a proponent and designer of affordable and sustainable alternative forms of housing.


$50 underground house eco building 

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