Lower costs and weather protection make underground homes attractive options
Implications - House hunters are now faced with a tough dilemma. In the midst of the heightening vertical urban landscape is an opposite architectural development: underground living. Burrow-like in nature, these subterranean abodes are more energy efficient, easier to maintain and provide protection from unfavorable weather conditions. Earth-integrated shelter may be just the thing to appeal to eco-conscious yet contemporary-minded consumers.