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1 Builders of the Pacific Coast (The Shelter Library of Building Books)Kahn, Lloyd Shelter Publications, Inc. 2008 0936070439 / 9780936070438 PAPERBACK


0936070439 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Book is oversized and/or heavy, priority or international orders will require additional shipping funds. Support Radical Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Sewn binding. 251 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. In 2004, Lloyd Kahn discovered a group of unique carpenters along the Pacific Coast of North America. Over a two-year period, he made four trips north from his home in the San Francisco Bay Area, up the coast, shooting the photos that appear in this book. To preserve homeowners privacy, specific locations are not given, but suffice to say this book focuses on the Pacific Coast north from San Francisco up to and around Vancouver Island, British Columbia, latitudes 37 to 49 degrees. There s been a vortex of creative carpentry energy in this part of the world over the last 30 years. Many of the builders shown here got started in the countercultural era of the 60s and 70s, and their work has never been shown in books or magazine articles. As in the author s previous books Shelter and Home Work, there are three featured builders: Lloyd House, master craftsman and designer who has created a series of unique homes on a small island; Bruno Atkey, builder of a number of houses and lodges built of hand-split cedar on Wild Coast (the Pacific Ocean side of Vancouver Island), and SunRay Kelley, barefoot builder tuned into Nature, who has designed and built wildly imaginative structures in Washington, California, and other parts of the country. In addition, there are working homesteads, sculptural buildings of driftwood, homes that are beautiful as well as practical, live-aboard boats, gypsy-type caravans, and examples of stunning architectural design. two predominant features of the landscape here are water and wood. Most of these buildings are on or close to the sea. Islands are reached by ferries; it s a marine environment. And, there s an abundance of wood. Trees grow fast and tall in rainy Northwest forests; many of these buildings were constructed entirely from logs off the beach or trees from adjacent land. You re invited to come along on these trips up and down the coast: going down these roads, riding the ferries, camping on the beaches, meeting these builders, a. 
Price: 28.00 USD

2 Building with the Earth: Oregon's Cob Cottage Companyn/a Cob Cottage::Inner Growth Books & Videos 2002 DVD


This inspiring video introduces some remarkable people who create buildings out of cob that teach us how to live more simply and closer to the earth. This is the WHY to build with cob. 28 minutes. 
Price: 19.00 USD

3 Earth-Sheltered Houses: How to Build an Affordable Underground Home (Mother Earth News Wiser Living Series)Roy, Rob New Society Publishers 2006 0865715211 / 9780865715219 PAPERBACK


0865715211 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 255 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. An earth-sheltered, earth-roofed home has the least impact upon the land of all housing styles, leaving almost zero footprint on the planet. Earth-Sheltered Houses is a practical guide for those who want to build their own underground home at moderate cost. It describes the benefits of sheltering a home with earth, including the added comfort and energy efficiency from the moderating influence of the earth on the home's temperature-keeping it warm in the winter and cool in the summer-low maintenance, and the protection against fire, sound, earthquake and storm afforded by the earth. Extra benefits from adding an earth or other living roof option include greater longevity of the roof substrate, fine aesthetics, and environmental harmony. book covers all of the various construction techniques involved including details on planning, excavation, footings, floor, walls, framing, roofing, waterproofing, insulation and drainage. Specific methods appropriate for the inexperienced owner-builder are a particular focus and include: pouring one's own footings and/or floor; the use of dry-stacked (surface-bonded) concrete block walls; post-and-beam framing; plank-and-beam roofing, and drainage methods and self-adhesive waterproofing membranes. time-tested, easy-to-learn construction techniques described in Earth-Sheltered Houses will enable readers to embark upon their own building projects with confidence, backed up by a comprehensive resources section that lists all the latest products such as waterproofing membranes, types of rigid insulation and drainage products that will protect the building against water damage and heat loss. 
Price: 25.00 USD

4 Go Green: How to Build an Earth-Friendly CommunityNancy H. Taylor Gibbs Smith 2008 1423603877 / 9781423603870 PAPERBACK


1423603877 New. No dust jacket as issued. Signed by author. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 164 p. Audience: General/trade. 
Price: 11.50 USD

5 Home Work: Handbuilt ShelterKahn, Lloyd Shelter Publications 0936070331 / 9780936070339 PAPERBACK


0936070331 Book is oversized and/or heavy, priority or international orders will require additional shipping funds. A stunning sequel to the classic 1973 book Shelter, Home Work illustrates even more imaginative ways to put a roof over one?s head, some of which were inspired by Shelter itself. Home Work showcases the ultimate in human ingenuity, building construction, and an independent lifestyle.Home Work describes homes around the globe built with soul, creativity, and designed with a solid understanding of natural materials, structure, and aesthetics.Home Work contains over 1,000 photos and 300 line drawings, stories of real people building and living in their own homes, plus photos, stories, and feedback gathered over the thirty years since Shelter was first published. Oversized book, international and priority orders will require additional postage. 
Price: 26.00 USD


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