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Building Green: A Complete How-to Guide To Alternative Building Methods - Earth Plaster, Straw Bale, Cordwood, Cob, Living Roofs
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Lark Books
Publication date January 28, 2006
Pages 615
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781579905323
ISBN-10 1579905323
Dimensions 1.50 by 8.75 by 10 in.
Weight 4.45 lbs.
Original list price $29.95
Summaries and Reviews
The author of Good House Book helps environmentally conscious readers build a home with the health of the planet as a primary concern, offering advice on straw bale construction, solar design, and much, much more. Original. description: Product Description:
Clarke Snell and Timothy L. Callahan, whose popular Good House Book helped environmentally-minded readers create an earth-friendly home, have returned with a photo-packed, amazingly complete, start-to-finish guide to "green" housebuilding.

This absolutely groundbreaking manual doesn't just talk about eco-friendly building techniques, but actually shows every step! More than 1,200 close-up photographs, along with in-depth descriptions, follow the real construction of an alternative house from site selection to the addition of final-touch interior details. Co-authors Clarke Snell and Timothy Callahan (a professional builder and contractor) provide thorough discussions of the fundamental concepts of construction, substitutes for conventional approaches, and planning a home that's not only comfortable and beautiful, but environmentally responsible. Then, they roll up their sleeves and get to work assembling a guest house that incorporates four different alternative building methods: straw bale, cob, cordwood, and modified stick frame. The images show every move: how the site is cleared, the basic structure put together, the cob wall sculpted, the bales and cordwood stacked, a living roof created, and more. Most important, the manual conveys real-world challenges and processes, and offers dozens of sidebars with invaluable advice. It's head and shoulders above all others in the field.

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9781579905323 | details & prices | 615 pages | 8.75 × 10.00 × 1.50 in. | 4.45 lbs | List price $29.95
About: Helps environmentally conscious readers build a home with the health of the planet as a primary concern, offering advice on design, siting, and construction of various types of sustainable buildings.

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