Crafting Log Homes Solar Style: An Inspiring Guide to Self-sufficiency

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PixyJack Press, 2008 - Architecture - 255 pages
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A down-to-earth guide to building solar-powered log homes, complete with how-to illustrations and photos, plus enlightening stories from log home owners across the country. Follow the authors? journey of handcrafting an off-the-grid log home in the Colorado Rockies and discover how renewable energy is a perfect match for modern log home living, from small weekend cabins to expansive year-round homes.
 

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This revision of Logs, Wind and Sun is coming out when interest in renewable energy is keen. Rex, author of other books on alternative energy, and wife LaVonne recount their log-home construction ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword
ix
Chapter 1
15
Chapter 2
29
Chapter 3
37
Chapter 4
43
Chapter 5
51
Chapter 6
61
Chapter 7
79
Chapter 14
165
Chapter 15
173
Chapter 16
181
Chapter 17
189
Chapter 18
211
Chapter 19
225
Chapter 20
233
Appendix A
248

Chapter 8
87
Chapter 9
95
Chapter 10
105
Chapter 11
117
Chapter 12
125
Chapter 13
151
Appendix B
250
Index
252
About the Authors
255
Back cover
257
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Rex and LaVonne Ewing currently live and work from their solar- and wind-powered log home overlooking Colorados expansive Front Range. Their three-year project started in 1999 when they moved into a primitive mountain cabin, where they lived with few amenities while handcrafting their new log home. Once completed, they set out to produce a book that would tell others just how attainable their dreams of off-the-grid, log home living could be. "Logs, Wind and Sun" was released in 2003, and in this updated version, they have included several profiles of other off-grid log home owners who have successfully pursued their dreams. Rex mastered his log building skills in the 1980s when he built two log homes. After that he spent several years as CEO of a well-respected equine nutrition firm, where he formulated and marketed numerous nutrition products worldwide. In 1997, he wrote a best-selling book on horse nutrition: "Beyond the Hay Days: Refreshingly Simple Horse Nutrition," and has since written books on renewable energy, including "Power With Nature", "Got Sun? Go Solar", and "HYDROGENHot Stuff Cool Science". His articles can be found in Log Homes Illustrated magazine, and Countryside Journal. LaVonne is owner of Image Resource, a graphic design firm that specializes in book design, art catalogs, and corporate identities.

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