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Home Building:Earth Construction

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The Hand-Sculpted House: A Philosophical and Practical Guide to Building a Cob Cottage (The Real Goods Solar Living Book)

    by Ianto Evans, Michael G. Smith, Linda Smiley, Deanne Bednar; Chelsea Green Publishing Company
Cob, a structural composite of earth, water, straw, clay, and sand, has been used for centuries, in virtually all parts of the world, to create homes ranging from mud huts in Africa to lavish adobe haciendas in Latin America. This practical and inspi... View details »

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Build Your Own Earth Oven : A Low-Cost, Wood-Fired Mud Oven; Simple Sourdough Bread; Perfect Loaves

    by Kiko Denzer; Hand Print Press
Fully-illustrated handbook for making a simple, wood-fired, masonry-style oven. It provides clear, step-by-step instructions for building and firing the oven, as well as complete directions for making sourdough bread in the best (and simplest) artisa... View details »

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The Rammed Earth House (Real Goods Independent Living Book)

    by David Easton, Cynthia Wright, David Eaton; Chelsea Green Publishing Company
The beauty and grace of rammed earth construction is described in fascinating detail by David Easton. The photographs of different structures, both modern and ancient, by Cynthia Wright, create a breathtaking glimpse into a building technique that is... View details »

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Ceramic Houses and Earth Architecture: How to Build Your Own

    by Nader Khalili, E. Nader Khalili; Burning Gate Pr
How-to-build step by step an adobe and ceramic architecture that is affordable and self-help. How to build arches, vaults, domes, and utilize the natural energy of wind, sun-and-shade to help save forests and create a sustainable architecture. How to... View details »

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Complete Book Of Cordwood Masonry Housebuilding: The Earthwood Method

    by Rob Roy; Sterling Publishing
Build a low-cost, energy-efficient home! Rob Roy, cordwood's most famous builder, with the help of nearly 300 photos and how-to illustrations with easy-to-follow directions, shows how and how not to build your very own stunning log-end home. Full-col... View details »

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Adobe and Rammed Earth Buildings: Design and Construction

    by Paul Graham McHenry; University of Arizona Press
Presents both engineering information and detailed technical data for adobe and rammed earth building.... View details »

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The Complete Book Of Underground Houses: How To Build A Low Cost Home

    by Rob Roy; Sterling Publishing
According to Roy, underground or `earth-sheltered' houses are unexpectedly livable. Judging by his book's attractive pictures, that's easy to believe. The house he bases his point-by-point guide on is indeed a showplace. Its homey touches are just th... View details »

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Australian Earth-Covered Building

    by S Baggs, J Baggs, D Baggs; New South Wales Univ Pr Ltd
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Building with Earth: A Guide to Flexible-Form Earthbag Construction (A Real Goods Solar Living Book)

    by Paulina Wojciechowska; Chelsea Green Publishing Company
Using inexpensive, recycled, or salvaged polypropylene tubing or textile grain sacks, even relatively inexperienced builders can construct a tree-free retreat, studio, or full-time home. This book gives detailed instructions on earth architecture, de... View details »

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The Cob Builders Handbook: You Can Hand-Sculpt Your Own Home

    by Becky Bee, Mitch Spiralstone, Alex McMillan; Chelsea Green Publishing Company
Well written in plain, understandable language which even the most basic beginners can clearly understand. Her illustrations are equally clear. There is no doubt that anyone who is interested in building with cob can follow the steps in this book and... View details »

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