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The Natural House: A Complete Guide to Healthy, Energy-Efficient, Environmental Homes


Blowout Sale! Save 67% on the The Natural House: A Complete Guide to Healthy, Energy-Efficient, Environmental Homes by Brand: Chelsea Green at Birzula. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. The Natural House is a tour of the construction, costs, and pros and cons of fourteen natural building methods. Straw Bale, Rammed Earth, Cob,


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The Natural House is a tour of the construction, costs, and pros and cons of fourteen natural building methods. Straw Bale, Rammed Earth, Cob, Cordwood, Adobe, Earthbags, Papercrete, Earthships…whatever the method, the common goal is to create a house that is economical, energy efficient, nontoxic, soothing to the soul, kind to the environment, and pleasing to behold. This comprehensive sourcebook offers in-depth information that will guide your search for the perfect sustainable dream home. It is a must for home builders, contractors, and architects.

Author Dan Chiras shows how you can gain energy independence and reduce your environmental impact through passive solar heating and cooling techniques, solar electricity, wind power, and micro-hydropower. He also explains safe, economical ways to obtain clean drinking water and treat wastewater, and discusses affordable green products.

While he's an unabashed advocate of natural building techniques, Chiras takes care not to romanticize and to alert readers to avoidable pitfalls. His detailed, practical, and ecologically sound advice can save tens of thousands of dollars, whether you are buying, building, or renovating a natural home.

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Manufacturer:Chelsea Green Publishing
Brand:Brand: Chelsea Green
Publisher:Chelsea Green Publishing
Studio:Chelsea Green Publishing
EAN:9781890132576
Item Weight:2.45 pounds
Item Size:1.13 x 10 x 10 inches
Package Weight:2.45 pounds
Package Size:8.8 x 1.4 x 1.4 inches

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