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Building Green Building Green: A Complete How-To Guide to Alternative Building Methods  New Edition
by Clarke Snell, Tim Callahan

Paperback: 616 pages  New 2nd Edition
Publisher: Sterling Publishing (August 4, 2009)
ISBN: 1600595340
This groundbreaking book doesn’t just tell you about “green” house-building techniques: it actually shows you, with more than 1,200 step-by-step photographs that follow the actual erection of an alternative building from site selection to final-touch interior details. Readers will get a clear sense of the real world challenges as Snell and Callahan create a lovely country cottage using four methods: straw bale, cob, cordwood, and modified stick-frame.


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Building Your Own Home The Complete Idiot's Guide to Building Your Own Home
3rd Edition - by Dan Ramsey

Paperback: 352 pages
Alpha; 3 edition (November 6, 2007)
ISBN: 1592576664
This clear, concise, up-to-date blueprint for every aspect of the home building process answers all major questions. The new edition takes the reader from figuring a budget to finding labor and materials. Readers will discover how to be one’s own general contractor; the pros and cons of myriad options; and sample bid forms, project schedules, estimating worksheets, contractor agreements, and other forms not in the previous edition. Plus, there are 100 additional illustrations to enhance reader understanding.


Building Additions (For Pros by Pros)
by Editors of Fine Homebuilding

Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: The Taunton Press (December 1, 2004)
ISBN: 1561586994
Expanding a house requires both inspiration and expertise, and that is just what the seasoned professionals from Fine Homebuilding magazine have provided in Building Additions. Through an eye-catching combination of text, illustration, and photos, they reveal the decisions, design ideas, and construction details involved in completing a wide range of home additions. From bay window bump-outs and basement remodels to sunrooms and second-story additions, readers get the kind of valuable insider expertise and hands-on techniques that guarantee top-notch results when adding on to a house.


The Good House Book: A Common-Sense Guide to Alternative Homebuilding Solar * Straw Bale * Cob * Adobe * Earth Plaster * & More (A Natural Home Book)  by Clarke Snell 

Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Lark Books (April 28, 2004)
ISBN: 1579902812
With this exquisitely illustrated guide, packed with 400 photos and illustrations, anyone can put environmentally friendly ideas into beautiful practice. Here’s an intelligent look at how a home is supposed to function and a variety of different building approaches. Find the right solution to fit your individual needs, local climate, and natural resources. The broad range of topics covered include choosing a site; selecting materials; building with straw bale, cob, adobe, or rammed earth; and plugging into alternative home power systems.


Small Homes: Design Ideas for Great American Houses
(Great Houses)  by Fine Homebuilding Magazine

Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Taunton (June 1, 2003)
ISBN: 1561586544
Small homes are of particular interest to American homeowners searching for unique and affordable ways to live. From a dragonfly house to a Texas saddlebag house to a rustic country cottage, this book features small house designs for every taste and budget, most of them using less than 2,000 square feet of floor space. 180 color photos and 85 color illustrations add to this wonderful book of creative inspiration and expert advice for anyone considering a home remodel.


Beach Homes (Best of Fine Homebuilding) 
by Fine Homebuilding Magazine (Editor)

Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Taunton (March 15, 2003)
ISBN: 1561586900
Selected from the pages of Fine Homebuilding, this book provides inspiration for anyone dreaming of such a home, plus practical guidance for designing and building in this often-challenging environment. Chosen for their variety of styles and settings, these outstanding examples range from Northwest eclectic in Seattle to an elegant houseboat in Rhode Island. Throughout the book, photographs, floor plans, drawings, and expert building information give a full picture of the possibilities for at the beach.


House Transformed House Transformed
By Matthew Schoenherr, Linda Hunter, Wendy Jordan

Hardcover: 192 pages   ISBN: 1561587117
Publisher: Taunton Press (March 28, 2005)

House additions come in all sizes and levels of complexity. This book contains dozens of ideas for additions, everything from adding a sunroom to expanding a half-Cape into a full-blown house. Candid accounts of design and construction from the architects, builders, and homeowners are included, giving the home do-it-yourselfer or armchair architect the chance to learn firsthand the kinds of challenges that arise and how to overcome them. 180 color photos and 85 color illustrations add to this book of creative inspiration and expert advice for anyone considering a home remodel.

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