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 strawbale construction, cob or
timber framing, few other resources introduce the reader to the entire
scope of this burgeoning field.
Fully revised and updated, The Art of Natural Building is
the complete and user-friendly introduction to natural building for
everyone from do-it-yourselfers to architects and designers. This
collection of articles from 60 leaders in the field is stunningly
illustrated with over 400 photos of natural buildings from around the
world. At 465 pages, this massive resource is over 50% longer than the
original edition. Out of 64 chapters, 26 are new to this edition, and
nearly all the rest have been completely revised to reflect recent
developments. 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, each with
an up-to-date resource list of where to go for further information and
How these techniques are being used to address housing crises around the world, with 12 case studies from China to Argentina.
Clearly written, logically organized and beautifully illustrated The Art of Natural Building is the encyclopedia of natural building.