After Chappelle moved to the 47-acre site, he spent many years, beginning in the late '80s and into the early '90s, building his dream home section-by-section. Chappelle reportedly used no blueprints— only a miniature model—to refine his vision, which was inspired by earthen building styles he observed while living in Africa for several years.  Photo 3 of 12 in Asking $220K, an Architect’s Handcrafted Earthen Home Seeks a Visionary Buyer in Vermont

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After Chappelle moved to the 47-acre site, he spent many years, beginning in the late '80s and into the early '90s, building his dream home section-by-section. Chappelle reportedly used no blueprints— only a miniature model—to refine his vision, which was inspired by earthen building styles he observed while living in Africa for several years.

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