underground greenhouse

By Noetic14 on Sun, Dec 29, 2013 - 6:50pm

Underground Greenhouse - the Walipini

The Walpini is an underground greenhouse which requires little or no heating and whose plans are available online at no cost. Developed in the Andes mountains, the concept might be appropriate for high altitude areas of the United States if appropriate translucent roof panels could be found to withstand the weight of heavy snows.  Marauding wild bears might also be an insurmountable problem.  http://www.treehugger.com/green-architecture/build-underground-greenhouse-garden-year-round.html  I am seeking input from fellow members.