Comfort and energy efficiency by influencing the temperature in the home with Earth-Sheltered Houses, this book explains all the basics on how to build an affordable underground home that is low maintenance, sound, protects from earthquake or storms and is fire safe.
Stay cool in those hot overbearing summer months and stay toasty warm on those icy freezing winter months, with an underground home that not only saves money on building costs and is affordable, but also blends into the surrounding environment, virtually eliminating those unwanted ecological footprints.
For those who crave a do-it-yourself structure that holds true to environmentally friendly principles, and still takes into consideration the time-tested, an earth-sheltered house just might cover it all.
From greater longevity of the roof substrate, planning, excavation, footings, floor, walls, drainage, insulation, waterproofing, roofing and framing to something beautiful and ecologically correct, author Rob Roy has had 25 years of experience with cord wood masonry and applies both his knowledge and his passion to an art that can be done by anybody with the right tools and the courage to do it themselves.
This 253-page paperback, written by Rob Roy, published by New Society in June of 2006, measuring 8.8 x 7.5 x 0.7, ships at 1.2 pounds.
Earth-Sheltered Houses demonstrates how to build an affordable underground home, building ones confidence naturally; in order to pour footings and floors, do roofing and framing as well as drainage and waterproofing, for the homeowner who enjoys doing-it-themselves.