Underground Structures
Built with Mike Oehler's (Dirt Cheap)
Building Method


This is an $8000 House


Interior of the $8,000 house built in 1980.
Light, air and views emphasized.
Post/shoring/polyethylene method proven since 1971.


The $8,000 house shown on this page was designed and half built by Mike Oehler. The client built the other half. Mike no longer builds for clients, though he still occasionally consults or designs.

All prices mentioned are from the 1970s and 1980s.
Exterior of the $8,000 house. This house is entirely earthen sheltered except for door and window areas.
This interior photo of the $8,000 underground house was photographed with natural light.
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