The EcoNest Home

Designing and Building a light straw clay House
Original Publish Date: Jul 01, 2015
Product Number: EB00645130
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781550925685
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An EcoNest is not just a home-it is a breathtakingly beautiful structure that nurtures health and embraces ecology. This unique approach to construction combines light straw clay, timber framing, earthen floors, natural plasters, and other natural techniques with the principles of Building Biology to create a handcrafted living sanctuary. By bringing together time-honored traditions and modern innovations, owners of EcoNests enjoy living spaces that reflect the best of both worlds. The EcoNest Home is an in-depth exploration of the benefits of choosing this technique over conventional alternatives, combined with a complete practical guide for prospective designers and builders. Authors Paula Baker-Laporte and Robert Laporte draw on their own extensive experience to provide: - A detailed explanation of the nature-based science behind EcoNests - Fully-illustrated, step-by-step instructions to guide you through construction - Dozens of inspiring photos of completed projects. The most comprehensive, North American resource on light straw clay construction, written by its leading proponents, The EcoNest Home is a must-read for anyone considering building their own healthy, affordable, environmentally friendly, natural home.

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