Twisted Oak: A Journey to Create a Self-Sustaining Life and Home

Twisted Oak: A Journey to Create a Self-Sustaining Life and Home

by Kristina Munroe PE


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781456629236
Publication date: 02/01/2018
Pages: 242
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

Kristina Munroe PE, a professional engineer, lives in Durango Colorado with her two sons, Austin and Andy, at their home they named Twisted Oak, a house that heats and cools itself, generates its power, collects and heats its household water, and manages its waste in an environmentally responsible way.

Kristina Munroe grew up in Durango, Colorado, attended Durango High School, and graduated valedictorian in 1983. She graduated with High Honors from Northeastern University in Boston, MA, earning a civil engineering degree with an emphasis on structural design in 1988.
During her career, she worked as a Naval Architect for the US Navy, as an engineer for The Boeing Company on the design of the Boeing 777, and for smaller design firms specializing in the design of bridges and marine structures.

In 1999, Kristina turned her attention back to her longtime interest in architecture, specializing in the structural design of small commercial and residential projects. She started Munroe Engineering in Seattle, WA in 2001. She holds a professional engineering license (PE) in both Washington State and Colorado.

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Twisted Oak: A Journey to Create a Self-Sustaining Life and Home 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Claudia Williams More than 1 year ago
Fantastic story of a single mother with 2 little kids on a shoe string budget building a sustainable home in Southwest Colorado, a must read for anyone thinking of reducing your footprint, building an earth ship or living off the grid. Kristina's book is well written and reads like a novel but also has load of useful information regarding the process of building, materials, ways to maximize efficiency. I highly recommend this book. Don't wait, buy it now.
FreeheelFox 11 months ago
Compelling tale of a family's search for sustainability culminating in the creation of their unique Earthship in the Colorado mountains. Lots of great illustrations, photos and suggestions make this a useful "how-to" manual in addition to being a great personal narrative.