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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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A graceful, inspired memoir about building a home from scratch and discovering a true sense of self—in just 84 square feet—by Dee Williams, a pioneer in sustainable living and the proud owner of a very tiny house.... (read more)

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Prefabulous + Almost Off the Grid: Your Path to Building an Energy-Independent Home
Prefabulous + Almost Off the Grid: Your Path to Building an Energy-Independent Home
by Sheri Koones
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Prefabrication offers a simple path to the green home of your dreams, and in her latest book, Prefabulous author Sheri Koones highlights the many ways of using prefabrication to create almost-off-the-grid homes—houses that are not only... (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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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 Straw Bale House (Real Goods Independent Living Book)
The Straw Bale House (Real Goods Independent Living Book)
by Athena Swentzell Steen
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Imagine building a house with superior seismic stability, fire resistance, and thermal insulation, using an annually renewable resource, for half the cost of a comparable conventional home. Welcome to the straw bale house! Whether you build an entire... (read more)

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Shelter 2ND Edition
Shelter 2ND Edition
by Lloyd Kahn
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Shelter is many things - a visually dynamic, oversized compendium of organic architecture past and present. A how-to book includes over 1,250 illustrations: and a whole Earth Catalog-type sourcebook for living in harmony with the earth by using every... (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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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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Shelter II
Shelter II
by Lloyd Kahn
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Shelter II is the second in a series of books about people building their own homes in different parts of the world. The principles outlined in Shelter, published almost 40 years ago, seem even more important today: relearning the still-usable skills of... (read more)

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Sustainable Compromises: A Yurt, a Straw Bale House, and Ecological Living (Our Sustainable Future)
Sustainable Compromises: A Yurt, a Straw Bale House, and Ecological Living (Our Sustainable Future)
by Alan Boye
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Living simply isnt always simple. When Alan Boye first lived in sustainable housing, he was young, idealistic, and not much susceptible to compromise—until rattlesnakes, black widow spiders, and loneliness drove him out of the utilities-free... (read more)

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The Northwest Green Home Primer: Hundreds of Ideas for Building, Remodeling, and Buying Green
The Northwest Green Home Primer: Hundreds of Ideas for Building, Remodeling, and Buying Green
by Kathleen O'Brien and Kathleen Smith
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Award-winning sustainable design and building consultant and teacher Kathleen O'Brien and architectural designer and sustainability consultant Kathleen smith offer advice that is both down-to-earth and cutting edge, with regional examples from new 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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For most of human history, people have lived in durable, comfortable buildings made from natural materials such as soil, sand, rocks, and fiber. All over the globe, these ancient traditions persist; a quarter to a third of the world's population today... (read more)

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Prefabulous World: Energy-Efficient and Sustainable Homes Around the Globe
Prefabulous World: Energy-Efficient and Sustainable Homes Around the Globe
by Sheri Koones
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The rising cost of fuel and the growing commit­ment to protect the environment have sparked exciting innovations in prefab home construction. Showcasing the unlimited possibilities offered by prefabrication to build incredibly energy-efficient... (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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The New Green Home Solutions
The New Green Home Solutions
by Dave Bonta
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Green living begins at home, and New Green Home Solutions tells you how. Most of the energy-derived pollution we produce comes as a direct result of our homes - how we heat them, how we cool them, how we keep them well-lit and full of things that make... (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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Building Green: A Complete How-To Guide to Alternative Building Methods: Earth Plaster, Straw Bale, Cordwood, Cob, Living Roofs
Building Green: A Complete How-To Guide to Alternative Building Methods: Earth Plaster, Straw Bale, Cordwood, Cob, Living Roofs
by Clarke Snell
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Clarke Snell and Timothy L. Callahan, whose popular Good House Book helped environmentally-minded readers create an earth-friendly home, have returned with a photo-packed, amazingly complete, start-to-finish guide to "green" housebuilding. This... (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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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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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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Handmade Houses: A Century of Earth-Friendly Home Design
Handmade Houses: A Century of Earth-Friendly Home Design
by Richard Olsen
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Showcasing one hundred years of innovation and environmental sensitivity, Handmade Houses celebrates some of the world’s most idiosyncratic homes from Big Sur to Sardinia. Author Richard Olsen  unveils the components used for their... (read more)

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