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Sustainable compromises : a yurt, a straw bale house, and ecological living

Author: Alan Boye
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2014]
Series: Our sustainable future.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"An account of Boye's experiences building and occupying alternative, sustainable houses"--
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Named Person: Alan Boye; Alan Boye
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Boye
ISBN: 9780803264878 0803264879
OCLC Number: 861955701
Description: 195 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: What I Lived For --
Sustainable Compromises --
Where I Live --
Water --
Design --
Foundations --
El Sol --
Economics --
The Beautiful Tree and Other Disasters --
The Amoeba --
The Straw That Broke The --
Finances --
Collaboration --
Artifacts --
Solitude --
Visitors --
Thick Skin in a Winter of Discontent --
Spring --
Higher Laws --
Postscript: Mistakes Were Made.
Series Title: Our sustainable future.
Responsibility: Alan Boye.

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"Alan Boye's humor and generosity run through this book, as does his gentle compassion for the people and places he loves."-Miriam Karmel, author of Being Esther -- Miriam Karmel "Not only is this Read more...

 
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