Title: Home Work
From Amy at Builders Booksource:
Folks from all over the world started sending Lloyd Kahn notes about theirhand built houses when they heard that he was doing a follow-up to his 1973book, Shelter. This is more comprehensive and just as inspiring. Don'texpect much information on how to build these structures, but for the most partthese buildings are simple enough that you can figure out how to build them onyour own with your own flair.
From the publisher:
Building on the enormous success of the original Shelter, Lloyd Kahncontinues his odyssey of finding and exploring the most magnificent and unusualhand-built houses in existence. Among the intriguing domiciles described in HomeWork are a Japanese-style stilt house accessible only by a cable across a river;a stone house in a South African valley whose roof serves as a baboontrampoline; multi-level treehouses on the South China Sea; and a bottle house inthe Nevada desert. Over 1,500 photos illustrate various innovative architecturalstyles and natural building materials that have gained popularity in the lasttwo decades such as cob, papercrete, bamboo, adobe, strawbale, timber framing,and earthbags.
246 pages, paperback, Shelter Publications (4/2004)
Author: Lloyd Kahn
Publisher: Shelter Publications
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