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Complete Book Of Underground Houses

Author : Robert L. Roy
ISBN : 0806907282
Genre : House & Home
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Discusses the advantages of earth-sheltered housing, shows examples of specific designs, and demonstrates special construction techniques

Earth Sheltered Houses

Author : Rob Roy
ISBN : 9781550923759
Genre : Architecture
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The only how-to manual on the subject directed to mainstream owner-builders 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. The 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. The 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.

The Underground House Book

Author : Stu Campbell
ISBN : 0882661663
Genre : Earth sheltered houses.
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Examines the aesthetics, site requirements, financing, design, maintenance, and heating of earth sheltered housing and illustrates various styles and designs

The Solar House

Author : Daniel D. Chiras
ISBN : 9781603580151
Genre : House & Home
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Passive solar heating and passive cooling—approaches known as natural conditioning—provide comfort throughout the year by reducing, or eliminating, the need for fossil fuel. Yet while heat from sunlight and ventilation from breezes is free for the taking, few modern architects or builders really understand the principles involved. Now Dan Chiras, author of the popular book The Natural House, brings those principles up to date for a new generation of solar enthusiasts. The techniques required to heat and cool a building passively have been used for thousands of years. Early societies such as the Native American Anasazis and the ancient Greeks perfected designs that effectively exploited these natural processes. The Greeks considered anyone who didn't use passive solar to heat a home to be a barbarian! In the United States, passive solar architecture experienced a major resurgence of interest in the 1970s in response to crippling oil embargoes. With grand enthusiasm but with scant knowledge (and sometimes little common sense), architects and builders created a wide variety of solar homes. Some worked pretty well, but looked more like laboratories than houses. Others performed poorly, overheating in the summer because of excessive or misplaced windows and skylights, and growing chilly in the colder months because of insufficient thermal mass and insulation and poor siting. In The Solar House, Dan Chiras sets the record straight on the vast potential for passive heating and cooling. Acknowledging the good intentions of misguided solar designers in the past, he highlights certain egregious—and entirely avoidable—errors. More importantly, Chiras explains in methodical detail how today's home builders can succeed with solar designs. Now that energy efficiency measures including higher levels of insulation and multi-layered glazing have become standard, it is easier than ever before to create a comfortable and affordable passive solar house that will provide year-round comfort in any climate. Moreover, since modern building materials and airtight construction methods sometimes result in air-quality and even toxicity problems, Chiras explains state-of-the-art ventilation and filtering techniques that complement the ancient solar strategies of thermal mass and daylighting. Chiras also explains the new diagnostic aids available in printed worksheet or software formats, allowing readers to generate their own design schemes.

The 50 And Up Underground House Book

Author : Mike Oehler
ISBN : 0442273118
Genre : Earth sheltered houses
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Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.

Underground Houses

Author : Robert L. Roy
ISBN : UOM:39015006764222
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Covers all aspects of designing and constructing a subterranean house from siting and excavation to landscaping and finishing the interior, drawing attention to the advantages of underground homes

A Tiny Home To Call Your Own

Author : Patricia Foreman
ISBN : 9781771422796
Genre : House & Home
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Unfetter and unclutter your life by learning how and why to transition to a tiny home Do you feel as though you’re living in an expensive and ill-fitting home filled with too much stuff? Do you have too much space filled with too many things, constantly dealing with house maintenance and financial upkeep? Living in a tiny home could be the solution. But how do you know? Tiny house guru Pat Foreman examines the hows and whys of tiny-home living, to help you assess whether it’s the right solution for you. A Tiny Home to Call Your Own examines: The many uses of tiny homes for all age groups and different socio-economic levels How smaller homes can buy you time, financial freedom, and an unfettered lifestyle Stuff-ology: understanding what things do and do not serve you Ecology and the Tiny House movement Pre-existing tiny house communities. From newlyweds to empty-nesters, downsizers to retirees, and everyone in between, A Tiny Home to Call Your Own will help you to find and create the living space and housing you love and that will serve you and your future.

The Complete Book Of Home Remodeling

Author : Robert Scharff
ISBN : UOM:39015006809688
Genre : Dwellings
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The Complete Guide To Writing Non Fiction

Author : American Society of Journalists and Authors
ISBN : UOM:39015008736665
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Gives practical advice on writing and researching magazine articles, discusses various specialized markets, and describes the life of a writer

Mother Earth News Guide To Homes

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924089461416
Genre : Dwellings
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The Fifty Dollars 50 And Up Underground House Book

Author : Mike Oehler
ISBN : OCLC:216235807
Genre : Earth sheltered houses
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Cumulative Book Index

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A world list of books in the English language.

Mortgage Free

Author : Robert L. Roy
ISBN : 0930031989
Genre : House & Home
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This is a banker's worst nightmare--a book that tells you how to live without being enslaved to financial institutions. Chelsea Green has produced a formidable series of books on innovative shelter. But every alternative building strategy, no matter how low-cost or environmentally benign, requires a complementary financial strategy. the accepted path is to go hat-in-hand to a big financial institution, such as a bank, to borrow a lump sum that is repaid over many years. by the time the loan is repaid, the homeowner will have paid several times the original amount in interest. The literal meaning of "mortgage" is "death pledge." Author Rob Roy is offering an escape route from a lifetime of indentured servitude. Mortgage-Free! Radical Strategies for Home Ownership is a complete guide to strategies that allow you to own your land and home, free and clear, without the bank. Included is detailed advice about:* Clarifying and simplifying your notions of what's necessary; * Finding land that you love and can afford; * Taking control of the house-building process, for the sake of sanity and pleasure; * Learning to take a long-term perspective on your family's crucial economic decisions, avoiding debt and modern-day serfdom.

The Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook

Author : Real Goods Trading Corporation
ISBN : CORNELL:31924073124590
Genre : Appropriate technology
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Covers power, conservation, and gear.

The Complete Book Of Home Plumbing

Author : Peter Jones
ISBN : 0684178885
Genre : House & Home
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Helps homeowners reduce the cost of plumbing repairs by describing house plumbing systems and the procedures for fixing pipes and fittings, installing a DWV system, repairing bathroom fixtures, and hooking up appliances such as dishwashers

Three Hundred Best Selling Home Plans

Author : Garlinghouse, Incorporated
ISBN : 0938708309
Genre : Architecture, Domestic
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Library Journal

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ISBN : UVA:X000377531
Genre : Libraries
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The Sauna

Author : Robert L. Roy
ISBN : 9781603581707
Genre : House & Home
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With a history going back at least one thousand years, the sauna is ready for a new generation of enthusiasts seeking health, pleasure, and peace of mind, and Rob Roy is ready to recruit! "If the sauna is just a bath, then Buckingham Palace is just a house." So writes sauna expert and intrepid do-it-yourselfer Roy in this new, updated version of The Sauna. This completely revised and expanded edition of The Sauna contains everything you ever wanted to know about the famous "Finnish bath." In this inviting book, Roy shares his infectious enthusiasm for the sauna and provides a complete, detailed guide to sauna building, along with resources for equipment and supplies. The Sauna is replete with history, tradition, health benefits, instructions for proper use and maintenance, as well as step-by-step instructions for building a variety of cordwood masonry saunas and, new to this edition, conventionally wood-framed saunas. The beautiful color photographs, also new to this edition, will inspire you to create your own sauna haven.

American Bookseller

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ISBN : MINN:319510005689927
Genre : Booksellers and bookselling
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