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)

Co-authors Rob and Jaki Roy have operated Earthwood Building School in West Chazy, New York, since 1981. Combined, the couple has traveled to 50+ countries, sometimes as an extension of their green home building work, sometimes as pure travelers. Rob has written 14 previous books, including works on cordwood masonry, timber framing, earth-sheltered housing, sauna, mortgage freedom and stone circles. This is the couple's first co-authored work.

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