Today's post is an excerpt from David Kennedy's newly released Eat Your Greens: The Surprising Power of Home Grown Leaf …
– 208 pages
7.5 Inches × 9 Inches (w × h)
Weight: 426 Grams
BISAC: ARCHITECTURE / Sustainability & Green Design
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Pub. Date: 2011-10-01
Sustainable Homes for Next to Nothing
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 30-year mortgage and our ever-increasing reliance on credit has come to mean that most of us never own our homes outright.
Housing Reclaimed is a call to arms for nonconventional home builders. It examines how technological advances, design evolution and resourceful, out-of-the-box thinking about materials and efficiency can help us meet the challenge of building affordable, environmentally-friendly, beautiful and unique homes. Focusing on the use of salvaged and reclaimed materials, this inspirational volume is packed with case studies of innovative projects including:
- Phoenix Commotion Â— working together towards low-income home ownership through sweat equity and 100% recycled materials
- HabeRae Â— revitalizing neighborhoods by creating urban infill using modern technology and sustainable and reclaimed materials
- Builders of Hope Â— rescuing and rehabilitating whole houses slated for demolition.
These projects and others like them demonstrate that building oneÂ’s own home does not have to be an unattainable dream. This beautifully illustrated guide is a must-read for anyone interested in creating quality zero or low-debt housing, reducing landfill waste and creating stronger communities.
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