Learn how to identify, locate, and effectively use alternative building materials, including cob, adobe, rammed earth, bamboo, cork, wool carpeting, and more. You will also learn about the structure, climate control, siting, foundations, and flooring options you gain when using these materials. Ultimately, you will come to understand that these materials are cheaper, easier to build with, stronger, more durable, and more fire resistant.... work, Mom, Dad, and I (with some help from my 11-year-old sister and 6-year- old brother) began building our new home in June 1996. ... next town over, and I moved myself into my fathera#39;s hatchback SuzukiAr Swift a which, at 18, felt like my own alternative dwelling. ... Our experience was not unlike the experiences of many owner-builders, and even though the job did not go exactly as planned, the anbsp;...
|Title||:||The Complete Guide to Alternative Home Building Materials & Methods|
|Publisher||:||Atlantic Publishing Company - 2010|