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The Beauty of Straw Bale Homes
The Beauty of Straw Bale Homes
by Athena Steen
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While enthusiasts of straw bales praise the exceptional energy efficiency of bale buildings, and the wise use of resources involved in utilizing an agricultural byproduct as an affordable construction material, the real reason straw bales have excited... (read more)

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A Handmade Life: In Search of Simplicity
A Handmade Life: In Search of Simplicity
by Willia Coperthwaite
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William Coperthwaite is a teacher, builder, designer, and writer who for many years has explored the possibilities of true simplicity on a homestead on the north coast of Maine. In the spirit of Henry David Thoreau, Emily Dickinson, and Helen and Scott... (read more)

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The New Ecological Home: A Complete Guide to Green Building Options
The New Ecological Home: A Complete Guide to Green Building Options
by Daniel D Chiras
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For anyone interested in building for a sustainable future, Chiras provides a wealth of up-to-date and practical information on green building techniques, materials, products and cutting-edge technologies.... (read more)

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Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands Volume 2
Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands Volume 2
by Brad Lancaster
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Turn water scarcity into water abundance!Earthworks are one of the easiest, least expensive, and most effective ways of passively harvesting and conserving multiple sources of water in the soil. Associated vegetation then pumps the harvested water back... (read more)

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The Hand-Sculpted House: A Practical and Philosophical Guide to Building a Cob Cottage
The Hand-Sculpted House: A Practical and Philosophical Guide to Building a Cob Cottage
by Ianto Evans
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Are you ready for the Cob Cottage? This is a building method so old and so simple that it has been all but forgotten in the rush to synthetics. A cob cottage,cobb, however, might be the ultimate expression of ecological design, a structure so attuned to... (read more)

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Build Your Own Earth Oven: A Low-Cost, Wood-Fired Mud Oven, Simple Sourdough Bread, Perfect Loaves
Build Your Own Earth Oven: A Low-Cost, Wood-Fired Mud Oven, Simple Sourdough Bread, Perfect Loaves
by Kiko Denzer
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Kiko Denzer and Hannah Field, maker and baker, invite you into the artisan tradition. First, build a masonry oven out of mud. Then mix flour and water for real bread "better than anything you can buy." Total cost? Hardly more than a baking stone - and it... (read more)

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The Real Goods Independent Builder: Designing and Building a House Your Own Way (Real Goods Independent Living Book)
The Real Goods Independent Builder: Designing and Building a House Your Own Way (Real Goods Independent Living Book)
by Sam Clark
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This is a comprehensive manual of design and building methods for owner-builders as well as professional builders and their clients. In addition to presenting specific building techniques, the book explains the design principles and planning processes... (read more)

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Energy: Use Less-Save More: 100 Energy-Saving Tips for the Home (Chelsea Green Guides)
Energy: Use Less-Save More: 100 Energy-Saving Tips for the Home (Chelsea Green Guides)
by Jon Clift
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ENERGY: USE LESS--SAVE MORETHE CHELSEA GREEN GUIDES--A NEW SERIES OF POCKET-SIZED BOOKS TO HELP SAVE THE EARTH!Did you know that lowering the temperature of your thermostat by a mere 2 degrees Fahrenheit could reduce your energy bill by 10 percent? Or... (read more)

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The Natural House: A Complete Guide to Healthy, Energy-Efficient, Environmental Homes
The Natural House: A Complete Guide to Healthy, Energy-Efficient, Environmental Homes
by Daniel D Chiras
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Permaculture is a verbal marriage of "permanent" and "agriculture." Australian Bill Mollison pioneered its development. Key features include:use of compatible perennials;non-invasive planting techniques;emphasis on biodiversity;specifically adaptable to... (read more)

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Building with Cob: A Step-By-Step Guide
Building with Cob: A Step-By-Step Guide
by Adam Weismann
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With detailed illustrations and photos, this manual features step-by-step instructions for creating cob structures. Information on natural finishes is provided, including lime plasters, renders and washes, homemade clay and casein paints, and earthen... (read more)

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: An Easy Household Guide (Chelsea Green Guides)
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: An Easy Household Guide (Chelsea Green Guides)
by Nicky Scott
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REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE: AN EASY HOUSEHOLD GUIDETHE CHELSEA GREEN GUIDES--A NEW SERIES OF POCKET-SIZED BOOKS TO HELP SAVE THE EARTH!Do you know what to do with your old cell phone? Where you can responsibly dispose of old medicines? What happens to the... (read more)

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The Rammed Earth House
The Rammed Earth House
by David Easton
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The Rammed Earth House is an eye-opening example of how the most dramatic innovations in home design and construction frequently have their origins in the distant past. By rediscovering the most ancient of all building materials —earth&mdash... (read more)

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The Passive Solar House: The Complete Guide to Heating and Cooling Your Home with CDROM
The Passive Solar House: The Complete Guide to Heating and Cooling Your Home with CDROM
by James Kachadorian
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Revised and Expanded Edition-Includes CD-ROM with Custom Design SoftwareFor the past ten years The Passive Solar House has offered proven techniques for building homes that heat and cool themselves, using readily available materials and methods familiar... (read more)

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The Carbon-Free Home: Thirty-Six Remodeling Projects to Help Kick the Fossil-Fuel Habit
The Carbon-Free Home: Thirty-Six Remodeling Projects to Help Kick the Fossil-Fuel Habit
by Stephen Hren and Rebekah Hren
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You've read the stories and watched the documentaries. So you're convinced — burning fossil fuels leads to global climate change; supplies of fossil fuels are diminishing in quantity and increasing in price. You've fretted and worried, but still go... (read more)

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Dig Your Hands in the Dirt: A Manual for Making Art Out of Earth
Dig Your Hands in the Dirt: A Manual for Making Art Out of Earth
by Kiko Denzer
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Turn the earth under your feet into natural, cheap, beautiful art: African-inspired murals, fanciful playground sculptures, labyrinths, sundials, sculpted benches, bird houses, & more.Complete illustrated how-to guide to mud, art, & community.Inspiring... (read more)

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Loving and Leaving the Good Life
Loving and Leaving the Good Life
by Helen Nearing
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"Loving and Leaving the Good Life" is Nearings testimonial to 53 years of marriage to her husband--who died at age 100--and the principles the couple stood for: self-sufficiency, generosity, social justice, and peace.... (read more)

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Natural Home Heating: The Complete Guide to Renewable Energy Options
Natural Home Heating: The Complete Guide to Renewable Energy Options
by Greg Pahl
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-274) and index.... (read more)

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Ceramic Houses and Earth Architecture
Ceramic Houses and Earth Architecture
by Nader Khalili
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How to build, step by step, an adobe and ceramic architecture that is affordable and self-help. How to build arches, vaults, domes, and utilize the natural energy of wind, sun-and-shade to help save forests and create a sustainable architecture. How to... (read more)

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The Complete Yurt Handbook
The Complete Yurt Handbook
by Paul King
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The yurt or ger is a low-impact structure that causes no permanent damage to the land on which it is pitched. It is easy to erect and can be taken down in an hour. It is cool in summer and, with a stove, warm in winter. For centuries, people throughout... (read more)

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Wind Energy Basics: A Guide to Small and Micro Wind Systems (Real Goods Solar Living Book)
Wind Energy Basics: A Guide to Small and Micro Wind Systems (Real Goods Solar Living Book)
by Paul Gipe
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The wind power industry was transformed in the 1990s by dramatic breakthroughs in efficiency, economy, and adaptability. Wind Energy Basics is the most up-to-date source available of information about small wind systems. The book includes the unique... (read more)

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