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Paperback – 240 pages
7.5 Inches × 9 Inches (w × h)

Weight: 455 Grams
BISAC: HOUSE & HOME / Design & Construction
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9780865715974
Pub. Date: 2008-02-01

About the Author

Rob Roy

Rob Roy has been building, researching and teaching about cordwood masonry for four decades. Widely recognized as a world leading authority on cordwood construction, Rob started Earthwood Building School in 1981 to train builders in the latest cordwood building methods. He has authored and edited a dozen books on alternative and natural building including the first edition of Cordwood Building, Timber Framing for the Rest of Us, Earth-Sheltered Houses, and Stoneview. Rob has also presented four videos, including two about cordwood masonry and has taught cordwood masonry all over the world.

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Stoneview

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 “green” 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 “humanure” 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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