Earth Lodge PlanBased on ancient Native American designs, this earth lodge with living roof will keep you cozy and warm even in the harshest climates, because it is earth-sheltered. South-facing windows and a skylight over the kitchen ensures ample daylighting. It can be built rather inexpensively, especially if wood poles are gathered locally. 800 sq. ft. interior, 1 bedroom, 1 bath; footprint: 40' x 40'