Construction and Homes
The Natural House
A Complete Guide to Healthy, Energy-Efficient, Environmental Homes
Paperback ISBN: 1890132578
This sourcebook examines the options for building a house that is economical, energy-efficient, nontoxic, kind to the environment, and pleasurable to inhabit. Explores the pros and cons of 14 natural building methods, including straw bale, rammed earth, cob, cordwood, adobe, earthbags, papercrete, earthships, and others, all well-illustrated in b&w
Inspiration for the Classic American Getaway
Paperback ISBN: 1561586447
Celebrating an American classic, the authors introduce readers to getaway cabins of every kind through hundreds of photographs, illustrations, detailed descriptions, and site and floor plans, covering four basic styles--rustic, traditional, transformed, and modern. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
1001 Ideas for Stonework
The Ultimate Sourcebook
Paperback ISBN: 1589234596
The natural look and feel of stone is unmatched by any other building or decorating medium. It provides a professional and elegant appearance that is also practical and durable for home interiors and exteriors. Thousands of inspirational photographs inthis book show you how to integrate this prized material into your home. Packed with expert advice on design, materials, budgets, maintenance, and installation, 1001 Ideas for Stone Work is your professional guide to working with stone.
The New Ecological Home
A Complete Guide to Green Building Options
Paperback ISBN: 1931498164
An overview of green home-building techniques, materials, products, and technologies, written for home buyers, builders, architects, and contractors and intended to help avoid common problems when building green. It discusses the principles of green building and why they are desirable; covers logistical aspects of building such as site selection, i
DIY Solar Projects
How to Put the Sun to Work in Your Home
Paperback ISBN: 1589236033
"Provides homeowners with do-it-yourslef information on building and installing a wide variety of solar projects for use in the home. Projects include water heaters, lights, heat pumps, charging stations and supplemental electricity"--
A Practical Design Guide to Fireplaces And Stoves Indoors And Out
Paperback ISBN: 1561588350
Brings together more than 280 full-color photographs and the latest information on heating technologies in a comprehensive guide to designing a wide range of indoor and outdoor fireplaces for the home, covering a variety of styles and applications, and explains how to reface a woodburning fireplace, install a gas insert, decorate a mantal, and more. Original.