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Making home : adapting our homes and our lives to settle in place

Author: Sharon Astyk
Publisher: Gabriola, BC : New Society Publishers, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Making Home is about improving life with the real people around us and the resources we already have. While encouraging us to be more resilient in the face of hard times, author Sharon Astyk also points out the beauty, grace, and elegance that result, because getting the most out of everything we use is a way of transforming our lives into something much more fulfilling. Written from the perspective of a family who  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Astyk, Sharon, author.
Making home.:
Gabriola Island, BC, Canada : New Society Publishers, [2012] ©2012
(CaOONL)20180004425
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sharon Astyk
ISBN: 9780865716711 0865716714
OCLC Number: 794300982
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xii, 315 p. : ill., port. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Making Yourself At Home: Coming to Terms with the Need to Adapt in Place; Should You Stay or Should You Go?; Rethinking Home; Everyday Life: The Case for Appropriate Technologies at Home; How Does Your House Work?; The Plain Home: Appropriate Technology for Daily Living; Alternate Energies, Alternate Choices; Getting From Theah to Heah; What is It Like to Live This Way; Better Family Life: Low Energy With Kids; The Extended Family & the Transmitted Home Economy; The Home Economy & the Permaculture of Domesticity; My Landscape, Myself: The Dirt Beneath Your Feet; In the Garden of Eden, Baby; Without Cash: Barter, Scavenging & Local Economies; Loving Your Neighbor -- Or at Least Working With Her; Safe & Sound: Simple Security in an Insecure World; The Restoration of the Commons: Public Resources as Lifeline; Graceful Institutions: Reviving the social & political institutions we'll depend on; Ready for Anything: Community Safety Nets; The Long View: What Home Looks Like.
Responsibility: Sharon Astyk.

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