Simply Build Green: A Technical Guide to the Ecological Houses at the Findhorn Foundation

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Findhorn Press, Jan 1, 1995 - Gardening - 220 pages
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In 1990, the Findhorn Foundation started constructing an ecological village, replacing old caravans with ecological houses and also creating a village whose purpose is to show a way of life based both on respect for the earth and the spiritual principles of the Foundation. This book provides a detailed description of the theory, practice and products used in the Ecological Village Project. The project combines standard building techniques and the basic philosophy of ecological building and its application.

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Contents

Preface Letter Jonathon Porritt
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Construction Types
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Materials
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Copyright

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