Lyle Estill has been on the vanguard of social change for the past decade, which has placed him at the heart of the sustainability movement. Lyle is a prolific speaker and writer, and the author of Industrial Evolution, Small is Possible, Biodiesel Power and now the editor of Small Stories, Big Changes. Unflinchingly honest and compulsively readable Small Stories, Big Changes provides an intimate look at the personal experience of being a pioneer in the sustainability movement, laying bare the emotional, spiritual and financial impact of a life lived in the service of change. Activist, farmer, publisher, philosopher or entrepreneur; each writer has a unique personal tale to tell.
– 240 pages
7.5 Inches × 9 Inches (w × h)
Weight: 455 Grams
BISAC: HOUSE & HOME / Design & Construction
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Pub. Date: 2008-02-01
How to Build an Eco-Friendly Little Guesthouse
by Rob Roy
Stoneview is an octagonal cordwood masonry timber-framed guesthouse with a living roof, located in upstate New York, fully constructed and finished for just $6,000.
In response to the enormous interest in this unique little home, author/builder Rob Roy has written Stoneview.
Over 130 clear line drawings and step-by-step images provide the reader with all the information needed to build this 300-square-foot cabin from start to finish, and a full-color section shows off the beautiful design features of this charming Â“greenÂ” cabin. All design considerations are covered, as well as an interesting and thorough discussion of the geometry of the octagon.
Separate chapters are devoted to:
- site preparation
- forming and pouring the slab
- timber framing
- the light-weight living roof and
- the cordwood masonry walls.
Full instructions for the interior floor and wall finishing are included, as well as a basic plumbing system featuring the Â“humanureÂ” composting toilet system.
Stoneview concludes with a performance evaluation of the building and a complete costing analysis. Stoneview is appropriate for any climate.
This latest book by Rob Roy will appeal to his many followers, as well as those new to alternative buildings. Instructions are designed for both experienced and novice builders.
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