David Michael Oehler
2 January 1938
|Died||2 February 2016 (aged 78)|
|Known for||Low-cost, sustainable underground house designs|
Mike Oehler (born January 2, 1938 in Chicago; pronounced /ˈeɪlɚ/ [ay-lur]) was an American author based in Idaho. He was a proponent and designer of affordable and sustainable alternative forms of housing.
Oehler was a participant in the 1960s Back-to-the-land movement. He lived on a 40-acre homestead in the Idaho mountains. He wrote numerous books, and appeared as a university lecturer, and TV and radio guest. He spoke on topics related to self-sufficiency and housing.
In 1998 Oehler appeared in an episode of the Louis Theroux series Weird Weekends, in which Theroux visited Oehler's underground home in the mountains. Oehler also appeared in the followup episode Weird Christmas, in which Oehler met others who had appeared on the series.
List of publications
- 1981: One Mexican Sunday. ISBN 978-0960446414
- 1982: The $50 Dollars and up Underground House Book. ISBN 978-0442273118
- 1999: The Hippy Survival Guide to Y2K. ISBN 978-1879628175
- 2007: The Earth-sheltered Solar Greenhouse Book: How to Build an Energy Free Year-round Greenhouse. ISBN 978-0960446407
- "Boundary County, Idaho, News". www.newsbf.com. Archived from the original on 2016-02-24. Retrieved 2016-02-25.
- Oehler, Mike (1999). The Hippy Survival Guide To Y2K. Idaho: Keokee co.Publishing, Inc. p. 280. ISBN 1879628171.
- Bonners Ferry News. "Mike Oehler - The Coming Storm". Archived from the original on 20 August 2013. Retrieved 24 May 2012.
- IMDB. "Louis Theroux: Weird Weekends". Retrieved 24 May 2012.
- Theroux, Louis. "Weird Weekends: Weird Christmas". Archived from the original on 14 March 2012. Retrieved 24 May 2012.