tornados and super cold weather (such as the polar vortex) in the Midwest, and
big hurricanes in the South, why can't we figure out a better way to build homes?
What about hobbit holes?
"Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry,
bare, sandy hole... it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort." ~ J. R. R. Tolkien's The
Take the advice from nature, itself: The rabbits, the ants, the bears, the burrowing owls. They sleep/hibernate in the ground and work outside. So, why can't we do the same?
Not only does being underground keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter, it also eliminates/reduces the chances of your home from becoming a scattered pile of toothpicks after a tornado/hurricane/wind storm.
It's also a green thing to do. Reduces global warming, your garden can grow on top of your
house, you can get free water through the rain seeping through the dirt into a water-cleaning machine thingamajig on your "roof" (invention?), and a number of other things.
That said, somebody make this happen!