Michael Reynolds- Volkshome

This drawing is an example one of Michael Reynold’s creations. This was a small earth shelter that the FmHA approved and was 75% an earth-shelter. He named this “Volkshome” after the Volkswagen “bug”. They are about 1,000 square feet of useable space and are made of earth, wood, and pumice block. They incorporated a south-facing solar collection wall and an interior water tank wall. Glazed above the tanks were able to provide a view of the mesa and allow light to go through the bedrooms. Included a tin-can stairway as well. This is an energy efficient dwelling for people who would want to consume energy as well as affording the rent. Unknown-1 Unknown

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