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

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

by Rob Roy
 
"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 that, though, and Roy's main concern is creating such a house, from drawing up the plans to surveying the site to the

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"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 that, though, and Roy's main concern is creating such a house, from drawing up the plans to surveying the site to the actual building. Roy's instruction is insightful and comprehensive....Throughout, he covers construction and installation details that are extremely important for nonprofessionals brave enough to undertake building their own homes."--Booklist. 148 pages, 40 color illus., 130 b/w illus., 8 x 10

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Instead of marring a grassy knoll or field with the construction of a conventional house, you could design and build an environmentally sound underground or earth-sheltered home. Roy, director of the Earthwood Building School, provides detailed instructions, from choosing a piece of property to excavating and building a home from top to bottom, with case studies, photos and diagrams, and further resources. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780806907284
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
12/31/1994
Pages:
148
Product dimensions:
7.02(w) x 9.36(h) x 0.45(d)

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