The Good House Book
A Common-Sense Guide to Alternative Homebuilding
ISBN10: 1579902812 ISBN13: 9781579902810 Publisher: Sterling Pub Co Inc Published: Apr 1 2004 Weight: 2.16lbs. Height: 10.00" Width: 8.50" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
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.