Mike & Sally Tuohy live in an earth-sheltered home on the North Oconee River in Jackson County, Georgia. Thanks to the thermal mass of the concrete and soil, the interior temperature stays nearly constant season to season. It is extremely energy efficient, sturdy and low maintenance. Everybody should have one. To see how it was built, click on the "Progress photos" button. Double click the first photo to reveal the explanatory captions. After that, check out the other buttons to the left.