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The Barefoot Architect: A Handbook for Green Building

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W the methods by telling "construction company "this is a very interesting bookit to " is a very interesting bookIt appears to been written for Peace Corps "company This is a very interesting bookIt appears to have been written for Peace Corps or their ilkIt is profusely illustrated with line drawings that complement and clarify the contentIt overs all aspects of home building for those in developing areas OK that was the PC version it really is for people with nothing that are dirt poor that have to make do wwhat s close at hand ie those in povertyThat being said I found it to be very educational because if tables were reversed I wouldn t have a clue an. Ng orientation climate consideration materials sisal cactus bamboo earth and implementation The author emphasizes throughout the book what is inexpensive and sustainable Included are sections discussing rban planning small scale energy production cleaning. If you plan on ever building in the third world or off the grid in the developed world this book is filled with tips and techniues that are sed by traditional builders the world over There is a section on everything from jungle construction to all the various forms of waste management in the world Awesome information If you want To Know About How know about how build a sustainable home in different part of the world this is it I got so many ideas and knowledge from this book than anything before My opinion a must read if you are building your own or want to follo. A former UN worker and prominent architect "Johan van Lengen has seen firsthand the desperate need for a greener approach "van Lengen has seen firsthand the desperate need for a greener approach housing in impoverished tropical climates This comprehensive book clearly explains every aspect of this endeavor includingdesign siti. D this book might get me started out right Exceptional book on vernacular architecture and practical building This how to approach addresses the 2nd and 3rd world s building practices from the direct perspective of addresses the 2nd and 3rd world s building practices from the direct perspective of who nderstands building in the tropics A vital and Dark Awakening useful book for any interested student of the best practices for 1000 aspects of the diy community building in impoverished areas of the world Completely practical and honest and vitallyp to date for building anywhere but the hideously code infested wealthy Western world Truly a ge. And storing drinking water and dealing with septic waste and all "information is applied to distinct tropical regions "is applied to three distinct tropical regions areas areas and desert climates Hundreds of explanatory drawings by van Lengen allow even novice builders to get start.

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