Diary of an Eco-builder

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Green Books, 2006 - House & Home - 256 pages
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Will Anderson's monthly features in The Independent have an enthusiastic following; readers are following his progress from finding a plot, getting planning permission and building himself a stunning contemporary eco home, which mirrors the fine-tuned ecology of a tree. Drawing on his columns in The Independent, Will has created a diary that will be invaluable to anyone contemplating building their own eco house.

The Diary of an Eco-Builder focuses specifically on environmental issues through the story of his attempt to realise an inspiring and challenging vision. Honest, amusing and unexpected, it highlights all the key issues which arise when you build an eco house, records the process of the nitty gritty of self build, and provides contacts and references for more information.

The Energy Saving Trust is using Will's house as a case study and will monitor and evaluate the house to learn from the way it performs.

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User Review  - Cassandra - Goodreads

Great book! Wonderful resources, although many are in the UK, this is an easy read full of great information on green building from the owners perspective. Read full review

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User Review  - Shawn - Goodreads

This is a good book to flip through and read as a picture or heading grabs you. It follows the authors quest to build an eco-friendly house for himself and family in South London on a small lot without harming the large that dominates it. Good idea source book. Read full review


Nov 04 Construction materials
Feb 05 Sourcing timber

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About the author (2006)

Will Anderson is a freelance researcher, writer and journalist. He has a published academic background in health and social research but now writes with a focus on ecological design: he is a regular contributor to Timber Building. His several degress include one in sustainable development. He hopes to continue this deliberately lateral career path in the future. His tree house in Clapham, London, will be completed in 2006.

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