Phone: 1-847-464-0800 / Toll Free: 1-800-378-5960 |

Contact us at:

American Shelter Technologies
11N024 Rippburger Road
P.O. Box 6503

Elgin IL 60121-6503

Phone: 1-847-464-0800
Toll Free: 1-800-378-5960
Fax: 1-847-464-0818

e-mail us at:

Earth Covered

Thinking of building an extreme home? It doesn’t get more extreme than AST’s earth covered Wonder Building™! Featured in design magazines and energy efficiency journals throughout the country since the 1970s, homeowners have been choosing Wonder Building Earth covered designs as their unique earth sheltered building choice for almost 40 years now. Whether you want a home that will withstand hurricanes or other natural disasters, or you want a home to maximize sustainable construction techniques, or if you simply want an energy efficient home that takes advantage of the thermal properties of the earth covering, Wonder Buildings provide a cost-effective building with maximum durability. For more about earth sheltered buildings and homes, see American Shelter Technologies' interview about earth covered homes on ABC News Money Matters Show from August 2006 at

click to enlarge click to enlarge

Trying to live off the grid? Our earth sheltered homes not only serve as protective shelters, but the energy savings and cost-efficiency of construction is amazing. Our standard earth covered models are perfect for the Do-It Yourself builder. Custom models are available for those who want a unique, extreme home. Our clear span steel arch design blends strength and durability with architectural elegance.

Because steel is the major component of the Wonder Building, it makes for both an excellent economical and environmental option:
  • Cost-effective
  • Low-maintenance
  • 100% recyclable
  • Green construction
  • Sustainable design
  • Meets LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) criteria.


Wonder Building
The Wonder Building™ utilizes the strongest shape known in construction - an arch - not only in its silhouette but also in each panel. This means it can support great loads without even one internal support! No trusses, no frames, no support posts, and no purlins - just strong, sheet steel panels.
The Difference
Phone: 1-847-464-0800 - Toll Free: 1-800-378-5960 - Fax: 847-464-0818
© Copyright 2006, 2007, 2008 - American Shelter Technologies, Inc.