The Hand sculpted House

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.

The Hand sculpted House

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The Hand-sculpted House
Language: en
Pages: 346
Authors: Ianto Evans, Linda Smiley, Michael G. Smith
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

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
The Art of Natural Building-Second Edition-Completely Revised, Expanded and Updated
Language: en
Pages: 480
Authors: Joseph F. Kennedy, Michael G. Smith, Catherine Wanek
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-07-01 - Publisher: New Society Publishers

The original, complete, user-friendly introduction to natural building, now fully revised and updated 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
The Rammed Earth House
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: David Easton
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-01-01 - Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

"The Rammed Earth House is an eye-opening example of how dramatic innovations frequently have their origins in the distant past. By rediscovering the most ancient of all building materials - the earth - homebuilders can now create structures that set new standards for beauty, durability, and extraordinarily efficient use of
Prescriptions for a Healthy House
Language: en
Pages: 653
Authors: Paula Baker-Laporte, Erica Elliott, John Banta
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-05-01 - Publisher: New Society Publisher

“Packed with advice on sourcing healthier materials and the likely costs . . . information on every aspect of housebuilding from design to interior finish.” —Professional Housebuilder & Property Developer Although there’s nothing complicated about constructing healthier homes, building for health is still not standard practice, and in fact there
Earth-Sheltered Houses
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Rob Roy
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-04-03 - Publisher: New Society Publishers

The only how-to manual on the subject directed to mainstream owner-builders An earth-sheltered, earth-roofed home has the least impact upon the land of all housing styles, leaving almost zero footprint on the planet. Earth-Sheltered Houses is a practical guide for those who want to build their own underground home at