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Cordwood Building

‣ Cordwood masonry walls are low-cost, easy to build, aesthetically pleasing, and score high environmental points for making use of low-impact materials.

This fully revised 2nd edition of the most widely read and used book on cordwood construction presents the latest innovations and on-the-ground experience from four decades of cordwood ...

Cordwood Building

Paperback $29.95
Ebook available


Essential Prefab Straw Bale Construction

Essential PrefabStraw Bale Construction is an illustrated guide to pre-manufactured bale walls. This manual covers the properties, applications, specifications, code-compliance and climate data, with step-by-step instructions and budgeting information for this development in sustainable building.

Essential Prefab Straw Bale Construction

Paperback $34.95
Ebook available


Essential Hempcrete Construction

Essential Hempcrete Construction is an illustrated guide to this affordable, renewable method, from procurement to finish. This indispensable manual covers material properties, applications, specifications, code-compliance and climate data, rounded out by step-by-step instructions and budgeting information.

Essential Hempcrete Construction

Paperback $34.95
Ebook available


The Rocket Mass Heater Builder's Guide

‣ A rocket mass heater is an earthen masonry heating system which provides clean, and efficient warmth for your home, while using 70-90% less fuel than a woodstove. Fully illustrated, The Rocket Mass Heater Builder's Guide combines comprehensive design, construction and installation instructions with maintenance and troubleshooting advice.

The Rocket Mass Heater Builder's Guide

Paperback $39.95
Ebook available


Reinventing Green Building

‣ Buildings and their associated systems are the largest source of greenhouse gases in the world. The 2030 Challenge aims to produce zero net -energy from new North American construction by 2030 while achieving a 50% reduction in carbon emissions from existing buildings. With less than 4% of commercial and residential structures in ...

Reinventing Green Building

Paperback $24.95
Ebook available


The Scoop on Poop

‣ Flush it and forget it is the plumbing mantra of the industrialized world. Most people just want sewage to go away, preferably without having to see, smell, or worse yet, touch it. But crap has a bad rap. Human waste is a valuable resource we can use to support food production. Blackwater, urine, and are actually rich in organic ...

The Scoop on Poop

Paperback $32.95
Ebook available


The EcoNest Home

‣ An EcoNest is not just a home-it is a breathtakingly beautiful structure that nurtures health and embraces ecology. This unique approach to construction combines light straw clay, timber framing, earthen floors, natural plasters, and other natural techniques with the principles of Building Biology to create a handcrafted living ...

The EcoNest Home

Paperback $49.95
Ebook available


Green Home Building

‣ According to conventional wisdom, building a green home is an expensive endeavor. The standard approach treats green as an add-on, tacking "premium" products, finishes and equipment onto a traditional home design. As a result, many green home projects end up over budget or fail to achieve their environmental and performance goals.

Green ...

Green Home Building

Paperback $24.95
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The Art of Natural Building-Second Edition-Completely Revised, Expanded 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 strawbale construction, cob or timber framing, few other resources introduce the reader to the ...

The Art of Natural Building-Second Edition-Completely Revised, Expanded and Updated

Paperback $39.95
Ebook available


Earthen Floors

‣ This fully-illustrated manual covers the history, use and maintenance of earthen floors and features a guide to installing this durable, cost-effective alternative from scratch. Constructed natural materials, this beautiful, sealed, nontoxic flooring option is suitable for nearly any home and makes a perfect project for the DIY enthusiast.

Earthen Floors

Paperback $29.95
Ebook available


Making Better Buildings

‣ Making Better Buildings systematically describes the real-world implications of the most popular green and natural building materials and techniques, objectively presenting the pros, cons and overall viability of each. An indispensable resource.

Making Better Buildings

Paperback $39.95
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Housing Reclaimed

‣ Housing is a fundamental human right. For most of human history, our homes were built by hand from whatever local materials were available. However, since the Industrial Revolution, most housing has become little more than quickly constructed, mass-produced, uniform boxes. At the same time, the invention and standardization of the ...

Housing Reclaimed

Paperback $24.95
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