This "how-to" manual, written by Taos, New Mexico architect Michael Reynolds, author of A COMING OF WIZARDS (High Mesa Press, 1989), is a detailed step by step description of alternative solar building techniques evolved by Reynolds for over 20 years. These center around building with automobile tires & aluminum cans to produce an economical, ecologically efficient structure, simple enough for anyone to do themselves. Media attention has fostered a landslide of information requests on these methods from every state in the nation, as well as Canada, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, Africa & New Zealand. The writing of EARTHSHIP has been the outcome of this. Designed to answer all questions & literally make building your own affordable solar home of recycled materials a reality, the text is basic & understandable to the average non-builder, & is densely illustrated with hundreds of diagrams. This book gives people of all ages, skills, locations & financial levels the capability to get out from under high costs of housing & utilities, by building their own EARTHSHIP, unique & beautiful buildings that heat & cool themselves. National & global implications for conservation of resources, & housing humanity in affordable, environmentally appropriate structures are endless with these techniques.
How to Build Your Own
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