Twisted Oak is the inspiring, true story of a family seeking a more sustainable life in a complex, technology-driven world. Their journey leads them to build a self-sustaining home and lifestyle in the sunny mountains of southwestern Colorado as they pursue their goal to maintain a balance of respecting the natural world and continuing to remain engaged in the modern world. Follow Kristina and her sons, Austin and Andy, from their initial vision and dream of a more simple life, through their triumphs and their tears as they research, design, and build a home with the support of their family and the skills of newfound friends. Rejoice with them as they learn and find unexpected healing and new strength on the road to an abundant and fulfilling future.
Along with the heartwarming story, Twisted Oak is full of technical inserts and plenty of practical tips from an engineer who not only designed her home, but helped build it, and has comfortably lived in it with her family for over six years.
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About the Author
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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.
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.