The complete guide to building affordable earth-sheltered homes:everything you need to know explaine

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作者:by ; Robert ; McConkey

出版社:Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc.


出版地:Ocala, Fla.


ISBN:978-1-60138-783-7 ; 1-60138-783-0

Earth-sheltered building has existed since the heyday of Skara Brae in Scotland 5,000 years ago, and is used today by people around the world, from the Yaodong of northwest China to the subterranean residents of Coober Pedy, Australia, and even to converted missile silos in America. Contrary to popular misconceptions of being cramped, dark, or dank domiciles, earth-sheltered homes come in a number of different styles, incorporating brilliant techniques designed to bring light and air into the home.With The Complete Guide to Building Affordable Earth-Sheltered Homes, you will learn about the many different types of earth-sheltered homes and their various advantages, including a life span that can be two to three times longer than that of conventional housing, inexpensive building materials, and reduced maintenance costs.

  • Cover(第1页)
  • Title(第2页)
  • Copyright(第3页)
  • Humane(第4页)
  • Dedication(第5页)
  • Table of Contents(第6页)
  • Foreword(第7页)
  • Introduction(第8页)
  • Chapter 1: Earth-Sheltered Housing: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly(第9页)
  • Chapter 2: The Oldest Abode: The History and Development of Earth-Sheltered Homes(第10页)
  • Chapter 3: The Best Laid Plans: Design, Planning, and Preparation to Build anEarth-Sheltered Home(第11页)
  • Chapter 4: The Good Earth: Site Development for an Earth-Sheltered Home(第12页)
  • Chapter 5: On a Firm Foundation: Footing and Foundation Construction for an Earth-Sheltered Home(第13页)
  • Chapter 6: Wired for Success: Installing Your Utilities(第14页)
  • Chapter 7: Home is where the Earth is:Erecting an Earth-Sheltered Homes(第15页)
  • Chapter 8: Here Comes the Rain: Insulation, Waterproofing,and Ventilation(第16页)
  • Chapter 9: The Icing on the Cake: Finishes and Amenities(第17页)
  • Chapter 10: Home Sweet Home:What to Expect Living in anEarth-Sheltered Home(第18页)
  • Appendix A: Sample Material List(第19页)
  • Appendix B: Typicial Home Design Plan(第20页)
  • Appendix C: Sample Construction Contract(第21页)
  • Glossary(第22页)
  • Bibliography(第23页)
  • Author Biography(第24页)