Building Green: A Complete How-to Guide to Alternative Building Methods

Building Green: A Complete How-to Guide to Alternative Building Methods

Paperback Building Green: A Complete How-To Guide to Alternative

By (author) Clarke Snell, By (author) Tim Callahan

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  • Publisher: Lark Books,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 616 pages
  • Dimensions: 218mm x 254mm x 41mm | 1,860g
  • Publication date: 28 January 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Asheville
  • ISBN 10: 1579905323
  • ISBN 13: 9781579905323
  • Illustrations note: 1500 full colour photographs
  • Sales rank: 224,094

Product description

This manual doesn't just talk about eco-friendly building techniques, but actually shows every step. More than 1,200 close-up photographs, along with in-depth descriptions, follow the real construction of an alternative house from site selection to the final-touch interior details. The authors provide: discussions of the fundamental concepts of construction; earth-friendly alternatives to conventional approaches and materials; plans for a home that is comfortable, beautiful, and environmentally responsible; and a practical demonstration of a house in construction using alternative methods. The images show every move: how the site is cleared, the basic structure put together, the cob wall sculpted, the bales and cordwood stacked, a living roof created. Most important, the manual conveys the real-world challenges and processes, and offers dozens of sidebars with invaluable advice

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Clarke Snell is an expert in the field of green building and self-sufficiency. Author of The Good House Book (Lark, 2004), he lives in the mountains of Western North Carolina with his wife in a partially-bermed, passive-solar house in a small intentional community they helped create. Tim Callahan is a practicing general contractor. An experienced timber-frame builder, Tim is currently focused on residential projects of unique character.