The Hand Sculpted House

Autor: Ianto Evans
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1890132349
File Size: 21,63 MB
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Cob, a structural composite of earth, water, straw, clay, and sand, has been used for centuries, in virtually all parts of the world, to create homes ranging from mud huts in Africa to lavish adobe haciendas in Latin America. This practical and inspiring hands-on guide teaches anyone to build a cob dwelling.

The Straw Bale House

Autor: Athena Swentzell Steen
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 0930031717
File Size: 32,27 MB
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Many copies in stock but still heavy demand; only a few titles published on this subject. Very popular in rural WA too.

Earthen Floors

Autor: Sukita Reay Crimmel
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 155092561X
File Size: 60,35 MB
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Down and dirty – a complete step-by-step guide to making, installing, and living with beautiful, all-natural earthen floors

Earthbag Building

Autor: Kaki Hunter
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 155092303X
File Size: 71,88 MB
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The only comprehensive, illustrated, step-by-step guide to building with earthbags.

Building With Earth

Autor: Gernot Minke
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3034612621
File Size: 13,90 MB
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For a number of years, the healthy and environment-friendly building material earth, in common use for thousands of years, has been enjoying increasing popularity, including in industrialized nations. In hot dry and temperate climate zones, earth offers numerous advantages over other materials. Its particular texture and composition also holds great aesthetic appeal. The second and revised edition of this handbook offers a practical systematic overview of the many uses of earth and techniques for processing it. Its properties and physical characteristics are described in informed and knowledgeable detail. The author’s presentation reflects the rich and varied experiences gained over thirty years of building earth structures all over the world. Numerous photographs of construction sites and drawings show the concrete execution of earth architecture.

The Art Of Natural Building

Autor: Catherine Wanek
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1550925601
File Size: 36,64 MB
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The popularity of natural building has grown by leaps and bounds, spurred by a grassroots desire for housing that is healthy, affordable, and environmentally responsible. While there are many books available on specific methods such as straw-bale construction, cob, or timber framing, there are few resources which introduce the reader to the entire scope of this burgeoning field. Fully revised and updated, The Art of Natural Building is the complete and user-friendly introduction to natural building for everyone from the do-it-yourselfer to architects and designers. This collection of articles from over fifty leaders in the field is now stunningly illustrated with over two-hundred full-color photographs of natural buildings from around the world. Learn about: The case for building with natural materials, from the perspectives of sustainability, lifestyle, and health What you need to know to plan and design your own beautiful and efficient natural home Explanations of thirty versatile materials and techniques, with resources on where to go for further information on each How these techniques are being used to address housing crises around the world. Clearly written, logically organized, and beautifully illustrated, The Art of Natural Building is the encyclopedia of natural building. Joseph F. Kennedy is a designer, builder, writer, artist, educator, and co-founder of Builders Without Borders. Michael G. Smith is a respected workshop instructor, consultant, and co-author of the best-selling book The Hand-Sculpted House. Catherine Wanek is a co-founder of Builders Without Borders and author/photographer of The Hybrid House and The New Straw Bale Home.

Clay And Cob Buildings

Autor: John McCann
Publisher: Shire Publications
ISBN: 9780747805793
File Size: 65,54 MB
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Habitations have been fashioned from unfired earth since antiquity, and with the technique continuing to be widely employed in Britain until the nineteenth century there is a tremendous range of historical examples available for viewing and study. They are to be found across the islands- though known by various names, such as East Anglia's 'clay lump' and Buckinghamshire's 'witchert' -and their ubiquity means that an appreciation of these often-overlooked buildings can greatly contribute to the general pleasures of travel in Britain. John McCann here describes the various processes of building with earth, examines the regional patterns and terminologies, and illustrates standing buildings of clay and cob in many parts of Britain.

Alternative Housebuilding

Autor: Michael McClintock
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9780806969954
File Size: 38,27 MB
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Explains how to build houses with log, timber-frame, pole, cordwood, stone, earth masonry, and earth sheltered construction techniques and shows finished homes

Using Natural Finishes

Autor: Adam Weismann
Publisher: Green Books
ISBN: 9781900322164
File Size: 68,30 MB
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Provides step-by-step instructions for applying natural finishes, inclusing plasters, renders, and paints.