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A secret hatch! An ingenious entry point to the basement cellar. See original image at http://www.michaelbellarchitects.com/residential-5/residential-5-picture-2/

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Swedish cabin with roof top garden and retractable outdoor kitchen

Building with earthbags (sometimes called sandbags) is both old and new. Sandbags have long been used, particularly by the military, for creating strong, protective barriers, or for flood control. The same reasons that make them useful for these applications carry over to creating housing. Since the walls are so substantial, they resist all kinds of severe weather (or even bullets) and also stand up to natural calamities such as earthquakes and floods. They can be erected simply and quickly…