Earth garden building book : design and build your own house / Robert Rich and Keith Smith with a chapter on strawbale building by John Glassford.
By: Rich, Robert.
Contributor(s): Smith, Keith | Glassford, John | Smith, Keith | Smith, Keith | Smith, Keith [author.] | Glassford, John [author.].Material type: BookPublisher: Camberwell, Vic. : Viking, 2005Edition: New edition.Description: 315 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0670028630.Subject(s): Stone houses | Earth houses -- Australia -- Amateurs' manuals | Adobe houses -- Australia -- Amateurs' manuals | Stone houses -- Australia -- Amateurs' manuals | Earth houses -- Australia | Adobe houses -- Australia | Stone houses -- Australia | Building, Adobe -- Australia -- Amateurs' manuals | Adobe houses -- Australia -- Design and construction | Earth houses -- Australia -- Design and construction | Stone houses -- Design and construction | Earth houses -- Design and construction | Adobe houses | Straw bale houses | Earth houses Australia Amateurs' manuals | Adobe houses Australia Amateurs' manuals | Stone houses Australia Amateurs' manuals | Ecological houses Design and construction Amateurs' manuals | Earth housesDDC classification: 693.22
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
At a time when housing costs and interest rates have put the Australian dream of owning a house beyond the reach of many people, Bob Rich and Keith Smith show how even the most impractical person can learn to build their own home.
The authors were not originally skilled craftsmen and they use their personal experiences, successes and failures to explain the building and design processes to beginners. Their approach is practical and analytical, but their language is straightforward and dynamic. The book covers a wide range of topics including-how to be your own architect and create energy efficient housing designs safeguarding the house from bushfires, cyclones and floods footings, floors, roofs, doors and windows mudbrick, rammed earth, stone and weatherboard walls building skills such as measuring, sawing, hammering, bricklaying and glass cutting information, advice and personal experiences from a variety of other builders
Previous ed.: Ringwood, Vic. : Viking O'Neil, 1991.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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