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1 Builders of the Pacific Coast (The Shelter Library of Building Books)
Kahn, Lloyd Shelter Publications, Inc. 0936070439 / 9780936070438 PAPERBACK New 
0936070439 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Book is oversized and/or heavy, priority or international orders will require additional shipping funds. Support Radical Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Sewn binding. 251 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. In 2004, Lloyd Kahn discovered a group of unique carpenters along the Pacific Coast of North America. Over a two-year period, he made four trips north from his home in the San Francisco Bay Area, up the coast, shooting the photos that appear in this book. To preserve homeowners privacy, specific locations are not given, but suffice to say this book focuses on the Pacific Coast north from San Francisco up to and around Vancouver Island, British Columbia, latitudes 37 to 49 degrees. There s been a vortex of creative carpentry energy in this part of the world over the last 30 years. Many of the builders shown here got started in the countercultural era of the 60s and 70s, and their work has never been shown in books or magazine articles. As in the author s previous books Shelter and Home Work, there are three featured builders: Lloyd House, master craftsman and designer who has created a series of unique homes on a small island; Bruno Atkey, builder of a number of houses and lodges built of hand-split cedar on Wild Coast (the Pacific Ocean side of Vancouver Island), and SunRay Kelley, barefoot builder tuned into Nature, who has designed and built wildly imaginative structures in Washington, California, and other parts of the country. In addition, there are working homesteads, sculptural buildings of driftwood, homes that are beautiful as well as practical, live-aboard boats, gypsy-type caravans, and examples of stunning architectural design. two predominant features of the landscape here are water and wood. Most of these buildings are on or close to the sea. Islands are reached by ferries; it s a marine environment. And, there s an abundance of wood. Trees grow fast and tall in rainy Northwest forests; many of these buildings were constructed entirely from logs off the beach or trees from adjacent land. You re invited to come along on these trips up and down the coast: going down these roads, riding the ferries, camping on the beaches, meeting these builders, a. 
Price: 27.00 USD

7 Go Green: How to Build an Earth-Friendly Community
Nancy H. Taylor Gibbs Smith 1423603877 / 9781423603870 PAPERBACK New 
1423603877 New. No dust jacket as issued. Signed by author. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 164 p. Audience: General/trade. 
Price: 13.00 USD

2 Building Green, New Edition: A Complete How-To Guide to Alternative Building Methods Earth Plaster * Straw Bale * Cordwood * Cob * Living Roofs (Building Green: A Complete How-To Guide to Alternative)
Snell, Clarke; Callahan, Tim Lark Crafts 1600595340 / 9781600595349 PAPERBACK New 
1600595340 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Sewn binding. 615 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. best-selling and highly regarded reference to sustainable construction gets an update! It s refreshed with a completely revised introduction, a bright new cover, and extensive online resource tie-ins. Plus, it s now printed on recycled paper with agri-based inks, so it s greener than ever! This groundbreaking book doesn t just tell you about green house-building techniques: it actually shows you, with more than 1, 200 step-by-step photographs that follow the actual erection of an alternative building from site selection to final-touch interior details. Readers will get a clear sense of the real world challenges as Snell and Callahan create a lovely country cottage using four methods: straw bale, cob, cordwood, and modified stick-frame. Along with sidebars throughout, there s a thorough discussion of the fundamentals of building construction, alternative approaches, and designing a beautiful yet environmentally responsible home. Building Green was the first book of its kind and it remains heads and shoulders above other titles in this field. 
Price: 35.00 USD

8 Home Work: Handbuilt Shelter
Kahn, Lloyd Shelter Publications 0936070331 / 9780936070339 PAPERBACK New 
0936070331 Book is oversized and/or heavy, priority or international orders will require additional shipping funds. A stunning sequel to the classic 1973 book Shelter, Home Work illustrates even more imaginative ways to put a roof over one?s head, some of which were inspired by Shelter itself. Home Work showcases the ultimate in human ingenuity, building construction, and an independent lifestyle.Home Work describes homes around the globe built with soul, creativity, and designed with a solid understanding of natural materials, structure, and aesthetics.Home Work contains over 1,000 photos and 300 line drawings, stories of real people building and living in their own homes, plus photos, stories, and feedback gathered over the thirty years since Shelter was first published. Oversized book, international and priority orders will require additional postage. 
Price: 27.00 USD

3 Building with Cob: A Step-by-Step Guide (Sustainable Building)
Adam Weismann; Katy Bryce UIT Cambridge Ltd. 1903998727 / 9781903998724 PAPERBACK New 
1903998727 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Sewn binding. 252 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. A Step-by-Step Guide Cob building uses a simple mixture of clay sub-soil, aggregate, straw and water to create solid structural walls built without shuttering or forms, on to a stone plinth. This ancient practice has been used throughout Britain for centuries? the fact that 45, 000 of Cornwall? s housing stock is cob, is a testament to the material? s strength and durability. Building with Cob shows how to apply cob-building techniques in a wide variety of situations. It covers everything from design, planning and siting, to roofs, insulation and floors. Lavishly illustrated with inspirational colour photographs, it is the first book of its kind in the UK. Authors: Adam Weismann and Katy Bryce undertook an apprenticeship in natural building with the Cob Cottage Company in Oregon, USA. On their return to the UK they started their company? Cob in Cornwall? . They have built and restored many cob buildings including two-storey houses, small studios and garden rooms, outside courtyards and fireplaces, and earth ovens. In 2003 they won a Pioneers to the Nation award from the Queen. They live in Manaccan, Cornwall. 272pp in full colour 255 x 205mm with 360 photos and 65 diagrams 
Price: 45.00 USD

9 The Cob Builders Handbook: You Can Hand-Sculpt Your Own Home, 3rd Edition
Bee, Becky Groundworks 0965908208 / 9780965908207 PAPERBACK New 
0965908208 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Radical Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 173 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. Cob (an old English word for lump) is old-fashioned concrete, made out of a mixture of clay, sand, and straw. Becky Bee's manual is a friendly guide to making your own earth structure, with chapters on design, foundations, floors, windows and doors, finishes, and of course, making glorious cob. "I believe that building with cob is a way to recreate community and experience the joy of working together while taking back the right to build our own homes and look after our Mother Earth. " She loves doing something that makes sense in a world where lots of things don't. About the Author Becky Bee has built natural structures in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Central America, and Samoa. Her company Groundworks, has been at the forefront of the cob revival: building, teaching workshops, and hosting natural building symposiums. 
Price: 24.00 USD

4 Building with the Earth: Oregon's Cob Cottage Company
Cob Cottage::Inner Growth Books & Videos New 
This inspiring video introduces some remarkable people who create buildings out of cob that teach us how to live more simply and closer to the earth. This is the WHY to build with cob. 28 minutes. 
Price: 25.00 USD

10 The Earth-Sheltered House: An Architect's Sketchbook, 2nd Edition
Wells, Malcolm Chelsea Green Publishing 1603581073 / 9781603581073 PAPERBACK New 
1603581073 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 192 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. Earth-Sheltered House is a classic in the annals of sustainable building books, written by a legend in the field of environmentally responsible architecture. Malcolm Wells has a fundamentally different way of looking at the design and building process, and his iconoclastic perspective has never been more apparent. Wells s work is revolutionary, but readers will find his message to be pure common sense. Earth sheltering offers superior comfort with minimal energy input, and it is adaptable to diverse terrains as well as a variety of architectural aesthetics. 
Price: 25.00 USD

5 Earth-Sheltered Houses: How to Build an Affordable Underground Home (Mother Earth News Wiser Living Series)
Roy, Rob New Society Publishers 0865715211 / 9780865715219 PAPERBACK New 
0865715211 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 255 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. 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 moderate cost. It describes the benefits of sheltering a home with earth, including the added comfort and energy efficiency from the moderating influence of the earth on the home's temperature-keeping it warm in the winter and cool in the summer-low maintenance, and the protection against fire, sound, earthquake and storm afforded by the earth. Extra benefits from adding an earth or other living roof option include greater longevity of the roof substrate, fine aesthetics, and environmental harmony. book covers all of the various construction techniques involved including details on planning, excavation, footings, floor, walls, framing, roofing, waterproofing, insulation and drainage. Specific methods appropriate for the inexperienced owner-builder are a particular focus and include: pouring one's own footings and/or floor; the use of dry-stacked (surface-bonded) concrete block walls; post-and-beam framing; plank-and-beam roofing, and drainage methods and self-adhesive waterproofing membranes. time-tested, easy-to-learn construction techniques described in Earth-Sheltered Houses will enable readers to embark upon their own building projects with confidence, backed up by a comprehensive resources section that lists all the latest products such as waterproofing membranes, types of rigid insulation and drainage products that will protect the building against water damage and heat loss. 
Price: 28.00 USD

11 The Straw Bale House (A Real Goods Independent Living Book)
Steen, Athena Swentzell; Steen, Bill; Bainbridge, David Chelsea Green Publishing 0930031717 / 9780930031718 PAPERBACK New 
0930031717 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Radical Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 336 p. Contains: Illustrations. Real Goods Independent Living Book. Audience: General/trade. Imagine building a house with superior seismic stability, fire resistance, and thermal insulation, using an annually renewable resource, for half the cost of a comparable conventional home. Welcome to the straw bale house! Whether you build an entire house or something more modest-a home office or studio, a retreat cabin or guest cottage-plastered straw bale construction is an exceptionally durable and inexpensive option. What's more, it's fun, because the technique is easy to learn and easy to do yourself. And the resulting living spaces are unusually quiet and comfortable. Straw Bale House describes the many benefits of building with straw bales: * super insulation, with R-values as high as R-50 * good indoor air quality and noise reduction * a speedy construction process * construction costs as low as $10-per-square-foot * use of natural and abundant renewable resources * a better solution than burning agricultural waste straw, which creates tons of air pollutants. 
Price: 30.00 USD

6 Earthbag Building: The Tools, Tricks and Techniques (Mother Earth News Wiser Living Series)
Hunter, Kaki; Kiffmeyer, Donald New Society Publishers 0865715076 / 9780865715073 PAPERBACK New 
0865715076 Over seventy percent of Americans cannot afford to own a code-enforced, contractor-built home. This has led to widespread interest in using natural materials -- straw, cob, and earth -- for building homes and other buildings that are inexpensive, and that rely largely on labor rather than expensive and often environmentally-damaging outsourced materials. Earthbag Building is the first comprehensive guide to all the tools, tricks, and techniques for building with bags filled with earth - or earthbags. Having been introduced to sandbag construction by the renowned Nader Khalili in 1993, the authors developed this "Flexible Form Rammed Earth Technique" over the last decade. A reliable method for constructing homes, outbuildings, garden walls and much more, this enduring, tree-free architecture can also be used to create arched and domed structures of great beauty -- in any region, and at home, in developing countries, or in emergency relief work. This profusely illustrated guide first discusses the many merits of earthbag construction, and then leads the reader through the key elements of an earthbag building: Special design considerations, Foundations, walls, and floors, Electrical, plumbing, and shelving, Lintels, windows and door installations, & Roofs, arches and domes, & Exterior and interior plasters. With dedicated sections on costs, making your own specialized tools, and building code considerations, as well as a complete resources guide, Earthbag Building is the long-awaited, definitive guide to this uniquely pleasing construction style. 
Price: 30.00 USD


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