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|Description:||288 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||Earth sheltered housing: the good, the bad, the ugly --
The oldest abode: the history and development of earth-sheltered homes --
The best laid plans: design, planning, and preparation to build an earth-sheltered home --
The good earth: site development for an earth-sheltered home --
On a firm foundation: footing and foundation construction for an earth-sheltered home --
Wired for success: installing your utilities --
Home is where the earth is: erecting an earth-sheltered home --
Here comes the rain: insulation, waterproofing, and ventilation --
The icing on the cake: finishes and amenities --
Home sweet home: what to expect living in an earth-sheltered home.
|Series Title:||Back to basics building.|
|Other Titles:||Building affordable earth-sheltered homes|
|Responsibility:||by Robert McConkey.|
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Building an Affordable Earth House
The Energy costs of an earth-sheltered home can be as much as 80% lower than a conventional home's energy costs. Is this enough reason to read this book? I guess, Yes!! But there are much more such as: a life span that can be two to three times longer than the conventional housing, reducing the material...
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