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Building Green: A Complete How-to Guide to Alternative Building Methods Paperback – 19 Jan 2006

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  • Paperback: 616 pages
  • Publisher: Lark Books,U.S.; 01 edition (19 Jan. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1579905323
  • ISBN-13: 978-1579905323
  • Product Dimensions: 22.2 x 3.8 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 832,956 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Synopsis

This 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 final-touch interior details. The authors provide: discussions of the fundamental concepts of construction; earth-friendly alternatives to conventional approaches and materials; plans for a home that is comfortable, beautiful, and environmentally responsible; and a practical demonstration of a house in construction using alternative methods. 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. Most important, the manual conveys the real-world challenges and processes, and offers dozens of sidebars with invaluable advice

About the Author

Clarke Snell is an expert in the field of green building and self-sufficiency. Author of The Good House Book (Lark, 2004), he lives in the mountains of Western North Carolina with his wife in a partially-bermed, passive-solar house in a small intentional community they helped create. Tim Callahan is a practicing general contractor. An experienced timber-frame builder, Tim is currently focused on residential projects of unique character.


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