Not Your Usual Writer’s Home

Texas Monthly has an interesting sneak peek into sci-fi writer Christopher Brown’s unusual home. The attorney/author lives in Austin, TX and built with a heavy focus on sustainability and nature, partially burying the living areas under several feet of ground and vegetation.

“During the three days they were without power, the temperature indoors never dropped below 60 degrees—not cozy, but not dangerously cold,” the article states about Brown’s experience during last year’s power outage in Texas. “Because the outer concrete walls of the house are flush with about seven feet of earth, they get extra insulation.”

Brown’s most recent novel is Failed State, about the tenuously dangerous life after America’s second revolution.

(Photo of Brown’s residence by Casey Dunn)

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