The Not So Big House
A Blueprint for the Way We Really Live
Paperback ISBN: 1561583766
Proposes guidelines for creating intimate homes that serve both spiritual needs and material requirements, covering such topics as specific lifestyles, budgeting, and energy-efficient construction. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
The Good House Book
A Common-Sense Guide to Alternative Homebuilding
Paperback ISBN: 1579902812
From Lark Books and Natural Home magazine—which has a circulation of 200,000—comes an illustrated, unique guide to building an earth-friendly home. To create a dwelling that’s both ecologically sustainable and attractive, Natural Home magazine is the place to go. With this exquisitely illustrated guide, packed with 400 photos and illustrations, anyone can put environmentally friendly ideas into beautiful practice. Here’s an intelligent look at how a home is supposed to function and a variety of different building approaches. What’s important is finding the right solution to fit your individual needs, local climate, and natural resources. The broad range of topics covered include choosing a site; selecting materials; building with straw bale, cob, adobe, or rammed earth; and plugging into alternative home power systems. Interviews with six homeowners, and photos of the dream homes they built, provide invaluable insight.