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The Art of Natural Building


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Table of Contents Foreword {it.}Albert Bates {it.} Acknowledgments Introduction {1,497} {it.}Michael G. Smith {it.} The Context for Natural Building * The Case for Natural Building {1,831} {it.}Michael G. Smith {it.} * The Importance of Housing Ourselves {1,255} {it.}Ianto Evans {it.} * Natural Building and Social Justice {726} {it.}Rob Bolman {it.} * Builders without Borders {176} {it.}Catherine Wanek {it.} * Building As If the Future Matters {2, 299} {it.}Ted Butchart {it.} * Putting the `Natural' into the Builder {613} {it.}Shay Salomon {it.} * Vernacular Architecture of the Desert {1,885} {it.}Jean-Louis Bourgeois {it.} * Sustainability and the Building Codes {1,938} {it.}David Eisenberg {it.} * The Economics of Alternative Construction {1,499} {it.}Willow Louisa Whitton {it.} * Buildings with Souls {1,536} {it.}Tom Bender {it.} * A Case for Caring Craftsmanship {894} {it.}Duncan MacMaster {it.} Design and Planning * Designing for Vitality {2,586} {it.}Carol Venolia {it.} * Intuitive Design {2,075} {it.}Linda Smiley {it.} * The Healthy House {1,462} {it.}Paula Baker-Laporte {it.} * Bau-Biologie and Ecology {1,067} {it.}Helmut Ziehe {it.} * Responsive Design: Integrating the Spirit of Place with the Vision of Home {2,005} {it.}Susie Harrington {it.} * Checklist for Environmentally Responsible Design {308) {it.} Alex Wilson and Nadav Malin {it.} * Eighteen Design Principles to Make Square Feet Work Harder {959} {it.}Robert Gay {it.} * Combining Natural Materials for Energy Efficiency {1,408} {it.}Catherine Wanek {it.} * R-Value Comparison Chart {295} * Designing with the Sun {775} {it.}Susie Harrington {it.} * Siting a Natural Building {2,318} {it.}Michael G. Smith {it.} * Checklist for Environmentally Responsible Siting and Land Use {274} {it.}Alex Wilson and Nadav Malin {it.} * The Permaculture House {2,973} {it.}Peter Bane {it.} * Regenerative Building: An Ecological Approach {1,491} {it.}Michael G. Smith {it.} * Ecovillages and Sustainable Communities {1,813} {it.}Joseph F. Kennedy {it.} Natural Building Materials and Techniques * Natural Building Materials: An Overview {2,441} {it.}Joseph F. Kennedy {it.} * Natural Insulation {861} {it.}Joseph F. Kennedy and Michael G. Smith {it.} * Foundations for Natural Buildings {2,086} {it.}Michael G. Smith {it.} * Rubble Trench Foundations {667} {it.}Rob Tom {it.} * Earthen Floors {1,841} {it.}Athena and Bill Steen {it.} * A Tamped Road Base Floor {934} {it.}Frank Meyer {it.} * Adobe Building {1,996} {it.}Paul G. McHenry {it.} * Bamboo Construction {2,346} {it.}Darrel DeBoer {it.; no space in DeBoer} * Cob Building, Ancient and Modern {2,392} {it.}Michael G. Smith {it.} * Compressed Earth Blocks {2,127} {it.}Wayne Nelson {it.} * Cordwood Masonry: An Overview {2,285} {it.}Rob Roy {it.} * Building with Earthbags {1,989} {it.}Joseph F. Kennedy {it.} * Earthships: An Ecocentric Model {1,626} {it.}Jack Ehrhardt {it.} * Digging In for Comfort {1,102} {it.}Kelly Hart {it.} * Building with Hemp {1,683} {it.}Tom Woolley {it.} * Light-Clay: An Introduction to German Clay Building {1,625} {it.}Frank Andresen {it.} * Mechanizing Light-Clay Production {548} {it.} Alfred von Bachmayr{it.} * Paper Houses: Papercrete and Fidobe {2,109} {it.}Gordon Solberg {it.} * {indent--sidebar} Paper in Floors, Roofs, and Stucco {531} {it.}Gordon Solberg {it.} * Rammed Earth: From Pise to P.I.S.E. {1,887} {it.}Scott Grometer {it.} * Stone Masonry {2,523} {it.} Michael G. Smith {it.} * Straw Bale Building: Lessons Learned {3,357} {it.}Catherine Wanek {it.} * Where Bale Building Began {1,029} {it.}(Joyce Coppinger {it.} * Timber Frame Construction (Steve Chappell) missing * Wattle and Daub {570} {it.}Joseph F. Kennedy {it.} * Roofs for Natural Building {2,159} {it.}Joseph F.Kennedy {it.} * Green Roofs with Sod, Turf, or Straw {877} {it.}Paul Lacinski and Michel Bergeron {it.} * Thatching Comes to America {1,844} {it.}Deanne Bednar {it.} * Earth Plasters and Aliz {2,750} {it.}Carole Crews {it.} * Working with Lime {3,353} {it.}Barbara Jones {it.} * Natural Paints and Finishes {2,206} {it.}Joseph F.Kennedy {it.} * Recovering from Waste: Using Recycled and Agricultural Materials {1,263} {it.}Dan Imhoff {it.} Case Studies * Building with Nature, Earth, and Magic: The Natural Buildings of of Sun Ray Kelley {1,252} {it.]Gregg Marchese {it.} * Building with the Sun: The Real Goods Solar Living Center {1,892} {it.}David Arkin {it.} * From the Nile to the Rio Grande {1,784} {it.}Dick Doughty {it.} * Elegant Solutions: The Work of Hassan Fathy {777} {it.}Simone Swan {it.} * An Earthbag-Papercrete House {1,530} {it.}Kelly Hart {it.} * Clay, Straw, and Permaculture: Natural Building at P.I.N.C. {2,251} {it.}Toby Hemenway {it.} * The Earth Sweet Home Institute {486} {it.} Juliet Cuming and David Shaw {it.} * Natural Building - A European Tradition {2,587} {it.}Catherine Wanek {it.} * Building with the Earth at Auroville {182} {it.}Andre de Bouter {it.} * Evolving a Village Vernacular: The Earthaven Experiment {973} {it.}Chuck Marsh {it.} Resources * Desert Island Books * Education and Research Centers Contributors Index

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About the Author

Joseph F. Kennedy studied earth building with architect Nader Khalili and helped him found CalEarth in 1991. He promotes earth and other natural building methods as a teacher, designer and builder. He is co-editor of The Art of Natural Building and Building Without Borders. Joseph currently teaches at the New School of Architecture and Design in San Diego, California. Michael G. Smith helped found The Cob Cottage Company in 1993. He has taught hundreds of hands-on workshops in cob, strawbale, natural floors and plasters, earthen ovens, and many other natural building techniques. He is the author of The Cobber's Companion and co-author of The Hand-Sculpted House. Michael has designed and built nearly fifty small cob and hybrid natural homes. He enjoys sharing his expertise with owner-builders around the world. Catherine Wanek is a cofounder of Builders Without Borders. A passionate advocate of natural building techniques for over two decades, she is the author and photographer of The Hybrid House and The New Straw Bale Home, and co-editor of The Art of Natural Building. She also produced the videos, The Strawbale Solution, the Building With Straw video series, and Urban Permaculture. Catherine is the owner of the Black Range Lodge, an historic bed-and-breakfast inn located in the mountains of southwest New Mexico, which is becoming known as a center for ecological building and healthy living.

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