Living Homes: Thomas J. Elpel's Field Guide to Integrated Design & Construction

Living Homes covers every aspect of home construction including slipform stone masonry, strawbale construction, composting toilets, solar water heating, interior finishing, terra tile flooring, and gray water plumbing.
Living Homes Thomas J Elpel s Field Guide to Integrated Design Construction Living Homes covers every aspect of home construction including slipform stone masonry strawbale construction composting toilets solar water heating interior finishing terra tile flooring and gr

  • Title: Living Homes: Thomas J. Elpel's Field Guide to Integrated Design & Construction
  • Author: Thomas J. Elpel
  • ISBN: 9781892784094
  • Page: 471
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Living Homes: Thomas J. Elpel's Field Guide to Integrated Design & Construction”

    1. On recommendation from a like minded friend I read both of these topically related books, Living homes and direct pointing to wealth. I was somewhat disappointed in the fact that the book offers some good ideas but fails to be applicable to many contemporary situations. The author leans heavily toward socialist inclination and seems steeped in ideals with some lack of practicality. I had also expected a more through discussion of materials and techniques than was presented.

    2. The guy has a few chapters at the beginning where his ideals get the better of his credibility, but the rest was a lot of good information. Also, his writing style is pretty fair for this sort of conversational/informational book.

    3. I found this title while researching masonry fireplaces. The book tells you how to build your own for the cheapest possible price, plus it gives a lot of advice on other aspects of building an energy-efficient home, all on a budget. Very exciting.

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