Given the reduced feed in tariffs for solar generator energy, generating your own sustainable energy may not prove to be such an attractive option. But that may all be about to change. Storing your own energy onsite in battery packs is catching on and will become more affordable in years to come.
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If you are prepared to compromise on a view and cross ventilation, an underground home may be a feasible option.
On the up side, underground homes provide effective shelter from extremes of weather, resulting in a constant internal temperature all year round. Noisy neighbours would also be less of a problem as the sound insulation would be optimal.
If you think underground homes can’t be luxurious, take a look at these underground mansions in the UK.