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Building Green: A Complete How-To Guide to Alternative Building Methods
Title: Building Green: A Complete How-To Guide to Alternative Building Methods
Earth Plaster * Straw Bale * Cordwood * Cob * Living Roofs

ISBN: 9781600595349

The best-selling and highly regarded reference to sustainable construction gets an update! Its refreshed with a completely revised introduction, a bright new cover, and extensive online resource tie-ins. Plus, its now printed on recycled paper with agri-based inks, so its greener than ever!

From the Publishers:

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" house-building.

This absolutely groundbreaking 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 addition of final-touch interior details. Co-authors Clarke Snell and Timothy Callahan (a professional builder and contractor) provide thorough discussions of the fundamental concepts of construction, substitutes for conventional approaches, and planning a home that's not only comfortable and beautiful, but environmentally responsible. Then, they roll up their sleeves and get to work assembling a guest house that incorporates four different alternative building methods: straw bale, cob, cordwood, and modified stick frame. 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, and more. Most important, the manual conveys real-world challenges and processes, and offers dozens of sidebars with invaluable advice. It's head and shoulders above all others in the field.

From Rachel, Builders Booksource:

Building Green is the most comprehensive and reader-friendly green building book I have seen.  This book has amazing color how-to images more than 1,200 photos!  Its great for both the green building novice and expert.  The first section of Building Green acts as a green building primer covering everything the reader needs to have a foundation in green building.  The next section is an in-depth manual on specific techniques and detailing.  This section includes information on several different alternative building methods: earth plaster, straw bale, cob, cordwood, living roofs, and modified stick frame.  This book takes you to one building site providing step-by-step tutorials from start to completion, incorporating a variety of alternative building methods.

616 pages, paperback. Lark Books (July, 2009)

Author: Clarke Snell & Tim Callahan
Publisher: Lark Books
Categories: Natural Building, Alternative Const; Log, Timber, Rammed Earth, Straw Bale, etc,

Our Price: $35.00
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