Building for life
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  contents
Building, general & accessibility
Passive solar design
Materials & systems
   Earth building - general
   Rammed earth
   Lime
   Adobe
   Concrete
   Cinva Ram - pressed block
   Earth-sheltered
   Clay & cob
   Stone
   Straw
   Timber, cordwood
   Papercrete
   Healthy house - toxics
Water  survival, rainwater, constructed wetlands, gardens, greywater, well water
Utilities
   Toilet waste systems
   Solar & solar electric
   Masonry heaters, ovens, wood
Building Publications & Codes
 
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  "There must be new contact between men and the earth; the earth must be newly seen and heard and felt and smelled and tasted; there must be a renewal of the wisdom that comes with knowing clearly the pain and the pleasure and the risk and the responsibility of being alive in this world."
  -- Wendell Berry

             Code

   B4Ubuild.com and building codes
   Building Code Alternatives -
   Making The Building Code Work For Cob
   Engineering, Alternative Materials, and Sustainability
   Sustainability and the Building Codes
   Dealing With Alternative Construction Methods Through Performance Based Building Codes

             Building Publications

   How to Shit in the Woods by Kathleen Meyer
   Do-It-Yourself Housebuilding: The Complete Handbook
   Energy Efficient Building Association's Builder's Guide books EEBA
   Vernacular Architecture books
   Natural Building books
   books on kitchen design
   Lighting Pattern
Book for Homes
   Building a Multi-Use Barn: For Garage, Animals, Workshop, Studio
   Amazon.com books on framing and related subjects
   Original Whole Earth Catalog, Special 30th Anniversary Issue by Stewart Brand (Editor), Peter Warshall (Editor)
   Many building resources and books at Global Ecovillage Network
   The Alternative Building Sourcebook : Traditional, Natural & Sustainable Building Products & Services
   Taylor Marketing and Publishing
   Chelsea Green books on innovative building
   The Healthy House: How to buy one, How to build one, How to cure a sick one and related books
   Earth Shelter Handbook
   Earth Sheltered Housing: Principles in Practice; M Terman; 1985
   The Earth Sheltered Owner-Built Home; Ken Kern; 1982
   Complete Book of Underground Houses : How to Build a Low-Cost Home by Robert L. Roy, Rob Roy
   Complete Book of Cordwood Masonry Housebuilding
   Ferrocement Water Tanks and Their Construction
   Build a Classic Timber-Framed House : Planning and Design, Traditional Materials, Affordable Methods by Jack A. Sobon
   Concrete Counterops, the book of concrete design
   Fox Maple School  of Traditional Building
   The Home Water Supply: How to Find, Filter, Store and Conserve It
   Lindsay Books, a great publisher of incredible how-to books
   How to Build Wheelchair Ramps for Homes is a manual of design and construction for modular wheelchair ramps.


     "I must create my own System, or be enslaved by another Man's.
I will not Reason and Compare - my business is to Create!"

     - William Blake

 

 
  "The trouble with the rat race is, even if you win, you're still a rat"   -- Lily Tomlin

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