Complete Book of Underground Houses: How to Build a Low-cost Home

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Sterling Publishing Company, 1994 - House & Home - 144 pages
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"According to Roy, underground or `earth-sheltered' houses are unexpectedly livable. Judging by his book's attractive pictures, that's easy to believe. The house he bases his point-by-point guide on is indeed a showplace. Its homey touches are just that, though, and Roy's main concern is creating such a house, from drawing up the plans to surveying the site to the actual building. Roy's instruction is insightful and comprehensive....Throughout, he covers construction and installation details that are extremely important for nonprofessionals brave enough to undertake building their own homes."--Booklist. 148 pages, 40 color illus., 130 b/w illus., 8 x 10

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About the author (1994)

Rob Roy is a former contractor with eleven previous books to his credit. He has been utilizing timber framing techniques for the past 25 years in the construction of his own buildings, as well as in the numerous building courses he teaches at Earthwood Building School which he started in 1981. He is most recently the author of Cordwood Building: The State of the Art (New Society, 2003)

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