The popularity of natural building has grown by leaps and bounds, spurred by a grassroots desire for housing that is healthy, affordable, and environmentally responsible. While there are many books available on specific methods such as straw-bale construction, cob, or timber framing, there are few resources which introduce the reader to the entire scope of this burgeoning field.
Fully revised and updated, "e;The Art of Natural Building"e; is the complete "e;and"e; user-friendly introduction to natural building for everyone from the do-it-yourselfer to architects and designers. This collection of articles from over fifty leaders in the field is now stunningly illustrated with over two-hundred full-color photographs of natural buildings from around the world. Learn about:
- The case for building with natural materials, from the perspectives of sustainability, lifestyle, and health
- What you need to know to plan and design your own beautiful and efficient natural home
- Explanations of thirty versatile materials and techniques, with resources on where to go for further information on each
- How these techniques are being used to address housing crises around the world.
Clearly written, logically organized, and beautifully illustrated, "e;The Art of Natural Building"e; is "e;the"e; encyclopedia of natural building.
Joseph F. Kennedy is a designer, builder, writer, artist, educator, and co-founder of Builders Without Borders.
Michael G. Smith is a respected workshop instructor, consultant, and co-author of the best-selling book "e;The Hand-Sculpted House."e;
Catherine Wanek is a co-founder of Builders Without Borders and author/photographer of "e;The Hybrid House"e; and "e;The New Straw Bale Home."e;