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Housing Reclaimed

Housing Reclaimed

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, …

Simply Imperfect

Simply Imperfect

Revisiting the Wabi-Sabi House

Wabi-sabi is about appreciating the simple and letting go of the superficial – the perfect antidote for a society in recovery from a decades-long consumerist binge. In 2004 The Wabi-Sabi House helped popularize this ancient Japanese philosophy in …

The Integral Urban House: Self Reliant Living in the City

The Integral Urban House: Self Reliant Living in the City

The Integral Urban House: Self Reliant Living in the City is a comprehensive guide to achieving a completely sustainable urban lifestyle by creating a mini-ecosystem where residents grow their own fruits and vegetables, raise chickens, rabbits, and …

Choosing Green (PDF)

Choosing Green (PDF)

The Home Buyer's Guide to Good Green Homes

Energy efficient, non-toxic, healthy homes are the hottest trend in the building industry. Homebuilders are constructing green homes in astonishing numbers -- nearly 200,000 in the US alone in 2006.

How does a home buyer who wants a green home know …

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 …

Extreme Weather Hits Home (PDF)

Extreme Weather Hits Home (PDF)

Protecting Your Buildings from Climate Change

We know how to prepare our homes for each seasonal change, but do we know how to prepare for climate change? Violent weather events like floods, tornadoes, ice storms and hurricanes only tell part of the story. Climate change is frequently more …

Green Building A to Z (EPUB)

Green Building A to Z (EPUB)

Understanding the Language of Green Building

Green building is the fastest-growing trend to hit since the Internet, bringing with it an enormous range of new products, systems and technologies. Green Building A to Z is an informative, technically accurate and highly visual guide to green …

Green Building A to Z (PDF)

Green Building A to Z (PDF)

Understanding the Language of Green Building

Green building is the fastest-growing trend to hit since the Internet, bringing with it an enormous range of new products, systems and technologies. Green Building A to Z is an informative, technically accurate and highly visual guide to green …