EcoNest: Creating Sustainable Sanctuaries of Clay, Straw, and Timber / Edition 1

EcoNest: Creating Sustainable Sanctuaries of Clay, Straw, and Timber / Edition 1

by Paula Baker-Laporte, Robert Laporte
     
 

ISBN-10: 158685691X

ISBN-13: 9781586856915

Pub. Date: 09/21/2005

Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher

EcoNest identifies homes designed and built respectfully, in appreciation of the harmony and beauty of nature and in a way that uses nature's resources so as to consume less energy, create less waste, nurture our health, and enrich our senses.

A bird builds its nest using the materials at hand to create a perfect shelter for its bioregion. It doesn't fly to the

Overview

EcoNest identifies homes designed and built respectfully, in appreciation of the harmony and beauty of nature and in a way that uses nature's resources so as to consume less energy, create less waste, nurture our health, and enrich our senses.

A bird builds its nest using the materials at hand to create a perfect shelter for its bioregion. It doesn't fly to the next state for twigs nor does it build a home that is bigger than it needs. Instinctively it creates an environment that is nurturing, nontoxic, and free of synthetic chemicals. Like the bird, humans desire shelter that is cozy and nurturing, that satisfies the soul, mind, and body. This is the econest.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781586856915
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
09/21/2005
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
9.75(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction: What is an Econest?

01 Building with Light Clay/Straw

02 The Econest System for Clay/Straw Building

03 Building for Health Naturally

04 The Elements of Econest Design and Construction

05 Workshops

06 Making It Happen For You

08 Eight Common Questions About Econests

09 Case Studies

Appendix

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