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Building a Better Nest: Living Lightly at Home and in the World
Building a Better Nest: Living Lightly at Home and in the World
by Evelyn Searle Hess
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For fifteen years, Evelyn Hess and her husband David lived in a tent and trailer, without electricity or running water, on twenty acres of wild land in the foothills of the Oregon Coast Range. When they decided to build a house — a real house at... (read more)

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Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter: Scaling Back in the 21st Century
Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter: Scaling Back in the 21st Century
by Lloyd Kahn
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The house I grew up in (with my sister, my two parents, a constant but ever-changing assortment of critters, and all the associated clutter one might expect) was 800 sq. ft. In a word: tiny. But the homes in Lloyd Kahn's Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter give... (read more)

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The Big Tiny: A Built-It-Myself Memoir
The Big Tiny: A Built-It-Myself Memoir
by Dee Williams
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Dee Williams’s life changed in an instant, with a near-death experience in the aisle of her local grocery store. Diagnosed with a heart condition at age forty-one, she was all too suddenly reminded that life is short, time is precious, and she... (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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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... (read more)

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Earthen Floors: A Modern Approach to an Ancient Practice
Earthen Floors: A Modern Approach to an Ancient Practice
by Sukita Reay Crimmel
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A complete step-by-step guide to making, installing and living with beautiful, all-natural earthen floors "The authors successfully de-mystify the process of mixing, installing, finishing and maintaining an earthen floor in a way that will help novices... (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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"The Carbon-Free Home confronts the hard truth about reducing our carbon impact on the world. The Hrens share their broad experience to give us all the head start we need to move towards a sustainable lifestyle. If you're willing to do the work, this... (read more)

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The Good House Book: A Common-Sense Guide to Alternative Homebuilding Solar * Straw Bale * Cob * Adobe * Earth Plaster * & More
The Good House Book: A Common-Sense Guide to Alternative Homebuilding Solar * Straw Bale * Cob * Adobe * Earth Plaster * & More
by Clarke Snell
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Writing for those considering building their own home, especially those concerned with sustainable construction, the author discusses fundamental considerations. In his richly illustrated volume, he frequently refers to traditional and modern building... (read more)

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Home Work: Handbuilt Shelter
Home Work: Handbuilt Shelter
by Lloyd Kahn
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Master builder Louie Frazier's Japanese-style pole house in Northern California, reachable on a 500" cable across a river / Ian MacLeod's handbuilt stone house in South Africa, where baboons jump on the roof at night / Ma Page's bottle house in the... (read more)

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Yurts: Living in the Round
Yurts: Living in the Round
by Becky Kemery
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Yurts: Living in the Round journeys from Central Asia to modern America and reveals the history, evolution, and contemporary benefits of yurt living. One of the oldest forms of indigenous shelter still in use today, yurts have exploded into the twenty... (read more)

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The Art of Natural Building: Design, Construction, Resources
The Art of Natural Building: Design, Construction, Resources
by 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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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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An overview of green home-building techniques, materials, products, and technologies, written for home buyers, builders, architects, and contractors and intended to help avoid common problems when building green. It discusses the principles of green... (read more)

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Sustainable: Houses with Small Footprints
Sustainable: Houses with Small Footprints
by Avi Friedman
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Avi Friedman is a cofounder of the Affordable Homes Program at the McGill School of Architecture in Quebec, where he teaches. He is the author of twelve books and was a syndicated columnist for the CanWest chain of daily newspapers.... (read more)

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The Beauty of Straw Bale Homes
The Beauty of Straw Bale Homes
by Athena Steen
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DESIGNING A BEAUTIFUL HOME What makes a house beautiful? Is it complexity of design, square footage, or money spent? Is it the prominence of a "view-obsessed" starter castle on top of the hill? Or the prestige of having an architect's "showcase"? Perhaps... (read more)

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Green Home Improvement: 65 Projects That Will Cut Utility Bills, Protect Your Health & Help the Environment
Green Home Improvement: 65 Projects That Will Cut Utility Bills, Protect Your Health & Help the Environment
by Daniel D Chiras
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In a tight economy, this book offers clear financial benefits: Helps homeowners immediately cut their utility bills. Fits with the trend toward smaller home improvements most of the projects require only a modest investment. Gives readers an edge when... (read more)

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Green from the Ground Up: Sustainable, Healthy, and Energy-Efficient Home Construction
Green from the Ground Up: Sustainable, Healthy, and Energy-Efficient Home Construction
by David Johnston and Scott Gibson
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Highlighted by more than 350 full-color photographs and illustrations, a comprehensive study of sustainable, energy-efficient, and healthful home construction offers a detailed explanation of green building fundamentals that covers such topics as site... (read more)

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Green Building A to Z: Understanding the Language of Green Building
Green Building A to Z: Understanding the Language of Green Building
by Jerry Yudelson
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The first book for anyone interested in understanding green buildings and technology.... (read more)

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Building Green: A Complete How-To Guide to Alternative Building Methods
Building Green: A Complete How-To Guide to Alternative Building Methods
by Clarke Snell
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The best-selling and highly regarded reference to sustainable construction gets an update! Itand#8217;s refreshed with a completely revised introduction, a bright new cover, and extensive online resource tie-ins.and#160;This groundbreaking book doesnand... (read more)

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Builders of the Pacific Coast
Builders of the Pacific Coast
by Lloyd Kahn
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As the founding editor-in-chief of Shelter Publications, Inc. and the former editor of the Whole Earth Catalog, Lloyd Kahn boasts a long history of stellar publications, and his latest is no exception. Builders of the Pacific Coast showcases some of the... (read more)

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Off the Grid Homes
Off the Grid Homes
by Lori Ryker
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An in-depth look at the strategies employed in sustainable home design.... (read more)

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