Adobe Houses for Today

Adobe Houses for Today
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Publisher : Sunstone Press
Total Pages : 236
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ISBN-10 : 1611391091
ISBN-13 : 9781611391091
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Book Synopsis Adobe Houses for Today by : Laura Sanchez

Download or read book Adobe Houses for Today written by Laura Sanchez and published by Sunstone Press. This book was released on 2021-05-08 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since Adobe Houses for Today first appeared, interest in energy efficiency has exploded. Showing the pathway to smaller, solar tempered, easy-to-heat homes using adobe, one of the world's most energy efficient building materials, makes this book about adobe houses not only for today, but also for tomorrow. The book features 12 plans for compact, beautifully proportioned adobe homes in modern and traditional styles. The richly illustrated text shows how the basic houses, designed for today's smaller families, can be expanded and adapted to fit readers' own budgets, family sizes, style preferences, and building sites. After a brief look at adobe's history, Adobe Houses for Today surveys adobe's advantages as a building material, illustrates adobe construction, and gives an eye-opening tour through the facts and fantasies of energy conservation. The heart of the book details the plans, using them as examples of design techniques that increase livability and control costs in any house. The book and its minimal-cost construction drawings are valuable, enjoyable tools for those buying, building, or remodeling a house. With this new edition, which includes an additional chapter with stories from people who have built the houses, construction drawings are now available for some of the expanded versions.


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