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The Complete Guide to Alternative Home Building Materials & Methods: Including Sod, Compressed Earth, Plaster, Straw, Beer Cans, Bottles, Cordwood, an
The Complete Guide to Alternative Home Building Materials & Methods: Including Sod, Compressed Earth, Plaster, Straw, Beer Cans, Bottles, Cordwood, an
by Jon Nunan
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In the United States alone, the annual construction of over one million new homes causes a very substantial drain on natural resources. Today, approximately 60 percent of the timber cut down in our country is used for building homes. Using alternative... (read more)

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The Art of Natural Building: Design, Construction, Resources
The Art of Natural Building: Design, Construction, Resources
by Michael G. Smith Edited By Joseph F. Kennedy, And Catherine Wanek.
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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... (read more)

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Eco House Book
Eco House Book
by Terence Conran
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In today's world, when making home improvements, there is more to consider than simply changing the way your home looks or functions. Environmental issues should be part of every decision you make - from selecting fabric for soft furnishings to designing... (read more)

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My Cool Shed: An Inspirational Guide to Stylish Hideaways and Workspaces (My Cool)
My Cool Shed: An Inspirational Guide to Stylish Hideaways and Workspaces (My Cool)
by Jane Field Lewis
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More coolness in the style of My Cool Caravan and My Cool Campervan, this time celebrating the humble and not so humble shed—from artists' studios to beach huts The 35 sheds in this stylish collection include small cabins, garden... (read more)

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Shedworking: The Alternative Workplace Revolution
Shedworking: The Alternative Workplace Revolution
by Alex Johnson
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Featuring shedworkers and shedbuilders from around the world who are leading the alternative workplace revolution, Shedworking looks at why having a shed office is a greener way of working, improves the work-life balance, and accelerates one's... (read more)

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My Cool Campervan: An Inspirational Guide to Retro-Style Campervans
My Cool Campervan: An Inspirational Guide to Retro-Style Campervans
by Jane Field-lewis
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A companion volume to My Cool Caravan, celebrating the new wave of interest in campervans and motorhomes and the diverse ways that owners are styling them Exploring the inspiring ways that owners refurbish and customize their campervans and... (read more)

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Low-Cost Pole Building Construction
Low-Cost Pole Building Construction
by Ralph Wolfe
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278,000 copies in print.... (read more)

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Tiny Book of Tiny Houses
Tiny Book of Tiny Houses
by Lester Walker
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Lester Walker is an award-winning architect and author of numerous books including American Shelter, Tiny Houses, and Block Building for Children. He lives in Woodstock, New York, where his architectural practice is based.... (read more)

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Back to the Cabin: More Inspiration for the Classic American Getaway
Back to the Cabin: More Inspiration for the Classic American Getaway
by Dale Mulfinger
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Dale Mulfinger is widely acknowledged as the foremost expert on cabins in North America. His first book, The Cabin: Inspiration for the Classic American Getaway, has sold over 165,000 copies and has consistently been the leading book in the category... (read more)

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Rustic Retreats: A Build-It-Yourself Guide
Rustic Retreats: A Build-It-Yourself Guide
by David R Stiles
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Campers, anglers, hunters, and nature lovers - the woodland hideaway youve dreamed of is in these pages! Whether you long for an elegant water gazebo, a luxurious sauna hut, or a traditional tipi, youll find illustrated, step-by-step instructions... (read more)

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Green Building Products: The Greenspec Guide to Residential Building Materials
Green Building Products: The Greenspec Guide to Residential Building Materials
by Alex Wilson and Mark Piepkorn
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Wilson and Piepkorn are both associated with BuildingGreen Inc., an eco-conscious construction firm. Here they present a directory of U.S. companies selling environmentally friendly products for all aspects of home-building including landscapes, roofs,... (read more)

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Treehouses: The Art and Craft of Living Out on a Limb
Treehouses: The Art and Craft of Living Out on a Limb
by Peter Nelson
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Larkin is the editor-designer of the best-selling Barn and Shaker and the author of Farm, among many other books published here and abroad. He currently lives in Cherry Plain, New York.... (read more)

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Build with Adobe
Build with Adobe
by Marcia Southwick
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This practical guide to building adobe homes was written from the author's many years of experience with adobe, and it is refreshingly no-nonsense: “What can you spend?” “Where will you put it?” “Who is going to build it... (read more)

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A Place of My Own: The Education of an Amateur Builder
A Place of My Own: The Education of an Amateur Builder
by Michael Pollan
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"A room of one's own: is there anybody who hasn't at one time or another wished for such a place, hasn't turned those soft words over until they'd assumed a habitable shape?" When writer Michael Pollan decided to plant a garden, the result was... (read more)

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The Best Tree House Ever: How to Build a Backyard Tree House the Whole World Will Talk about
The Best Tree House Ever: How to Build a Backyard Tree House the Whole World Will Talk about
by Maurice Barkley
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When his two young grandsons clamored for a hideout in the trees, what could Maurice Barkley, a sixty-something retiree, do but grab some wooden beams and a level? Now, more than ten years, seven tiny houses, and a spiral staircase later, Barkleys... (read more)

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Compact Cabins: Simple Living in 1000 Square Feet or Less; 62 Plans for Camps, Cottages, Lake Houses, and Other Getaways
Compact Cabins: Simple Living in 1000 Square Feet or Less; 62 Plans for Camps, Cottages, Lake Houses, and Other Getaways
by Gerald Rowan
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"Since the 1979 revolution that transformed Iran, some U.S. decision makers have treated the Islamic Republic as a political monolith, ignoring internal disagreements and political factions in favor of broadly painting Iran's leadership as 'evil.' Takeyh... (read more)

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Homes from Home: Inventive Small Spaces, from Chic Shacks to Cabins and Caravans
Homes from Home: Inventive Small Spaces, from Chic Shacks to Cabins and Caravans
by Vinny Lee
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There is an enormous pleasure in having a place where you can get away from it all, a small intimate space where you can live out your fantasies or simply indulge a passion. This could be a boat moored on an urban waterway or a wilderness shack miles... (read more)

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How to Build an Igloo: And Other Snow Shelters
How to Build an Igloo: And Other Snow Shelters
by Norbert E. Yankielun
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How can you determine if the fresh snow that's fallen outside your front door is as good for making a slab shelter as a snowman? What is a slab shelter, anyway? For that matter, what are drift caves, spruce traps, snow block walls, and bivy bag shelters,... (read more)

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The Straw Bale House (Real Goods Independent Living Book)
The Straw Bale House (Real Goods Independent Living Book)
by Athena Swentzell Steen
About the Author
Athena Swentzell Steen grew up in Santa Fe and at the Santa Clara Pueblo, where she began building with natural materials at a very early age. Athena and Bill are co-founders of the Canelo Project, through which they conduct ecological design and... (read more)

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The Owner-Built Adobe House
The Owner-Built Adobe House
by Duane G. Newcomb
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Duane Newcomb is the author of several books, including The Postage Stamp Garden Book and The Apartment Farmer. He lives in California.... (read more)

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