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The highest hills in Florida are the overpasses
Larry , You obviously never rode a bicycle in Clairmont Fla Try riding up Citrus Tower Rd It's called the Horrible Hundred
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Larry , You obviously never rode a bicycle in Clairmont Fla Try riding up Citrus Tower Rd It's called the Horrible Hundred
Thats for sure!
But that area is now full of fancy houses and grapes,nit the redneck area it used to be.
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Bird owner we know in South East Tennessee stores his Bird in an underground garage on his property. It is about 60 ft by 80 ft and has several ft of dirt and a tennis court on top of it. Prestressed concrete roof. So, your idea is not so far out. I would not want to have to finance it however.
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You need an abandoned missile silo! You might have a tough time finding one in Florida though. Although years ago I was in an underground communications facility, complete with blast doors. I'm guessing it was some sort of Cold War relic and was told there were several around the state. It had been converted into a Bellsouth switch gear facility. It was right off off I4, but you would never know it's there.
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I like the idea of the underground house. There's some around here for some reason. It moderates the temperature inside nicely, maybe that's it. I always wanted an old quarry for playing around in. Blow stuff up, drive junk cars over the edge, do some wheeling, etc. I never thought about putting a house in one!
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An underground house would be ideal for tornado alley .
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Exactly. Would love to do this in Fl for domicile reasons, just not sure if it's possible with our low elevation and all. Leave it to me to want the impossible.
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We booked a site in Falling Waters State Park in north Florida. It boasted the “highest waterfall” in the state of Florida. We enjoyed our overnight in this small campground, but were disappointed to find that the “waterfall” was a creek flowing into a hole made by a lime sink.
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Exactly. Would love to do this in Fl for domicile reasons, just not sure if it's possible with our low elevation and all. Leave it to me to want the impossible.
There are several homes, built as you suggest, in this area. It is very economical for HVAC purposes, because as Andy suggested, the temps surrounding the home are stabilized, at a near constant 55°. I have a couple of friends that did this but they did not do the "grass roof" but a conventional roof. With proper insulation it works as well and looks much better. However, you also are at more risk, with a tornado. One thing that we have here that may not be available in FL and that is heavy clay ground. When it rains it will virtually not penetrate that clay much, but you still need proper drainage. Sand or sandy soil on the other hand, may need a different set up, to insure no water intrusion. That is not counting the depth of the water table. I have no knowledge, how that is handled, in those conditions.
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We booked a site in Falling Waters State Park in north Florida. It boasted the “highest waterfall” in the state of Florida. We enjoyed our overnight in this small campground, but were disappointed to find that the “waterfall” was a creek flowing into a hole made by a lime sink.
That's funny, I don't care who you are....lol I can just picture your disappointment. We were traveling back home from NY one time and decided to take the long way. I have a love of bats and on the map I see a little town called Bat Cave...well, we have to go!So we went, expecting to see a cave full of bats. Nope just a small little town, no caves and no bats. We did come across Chimney Rock by accident though, while trying to find Bats in a Cave. I feel your pain.
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