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    The EcoNest Home

    The EcoNest Home

    Designing and Building a Light Straw Clay House

     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 clay straw, timber framing, earthen floors, natural plasters, and other …

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    Green Home Building

    Green Home Building

    Money-Saving Strategies for an Affordable, Healthy, High-Performance Home

    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 …

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    The Art of Natural Building - Revised and Updated

    The Art of Natural Building - Revised and Updated

    Design, Construction, Resources

    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 …

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    Earthen Floors

    Earthen Floors

    A Modern Approach to an Ancient Practice

    For most of human history, people have lived in durable, comfortable buildings made from natural materials such as soil, sand, rocks and fiber. All over the globe, these ancient traditions persist; a quarter to a third of the world's population …

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    Making Better Buildings

    Making Better Buildings

    A Comparative Guide to Sustainable Construction for Homeowners and Contractors

    From foundation to finish, a wealth of information is available on sustainable construction methods - entire volumes have been published on individual green and natural building techniques. But with so many different ideas to choose from, there is …

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    Stoneview

    Stoneview

    How to Build an Eco-Friendly Little Guesthouse

    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 …

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    The Complete Cordwood DVD

    The Complete Cordwood DVD

    The Complete Cordwood DVD demonstrates all aspects of the technique of cordwood masonry, whereby walls are constructed from mortar and "log ends." Packed with practical how-to information, innovative design ideas and inspiring, instructive …

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    Building With Awareness

    Building With Awareness

    The Construction of a Hybrid Home DVD and Guidebook

    Constructing a straw bale solar home requires the merging of solar design with alternative building techniques. Books are useful for accessing information on these topics quickly and easily, while videos are a great way to show actual building …

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