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Vernacular Building

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"Vernacular"

means "anything produced at home", such as home-made language, home-made music and art, even home-made homes. People have always found ways to build their own dwellings; we start with some general references:

Title Author, etc. Medium Topic Library Description
Building Green Snell & Callahan Book Green bldg Both A complete how-to guide to alternative bldg methods
Building with Awareness #2 Syncronos Designs Video Green bldg Kl Co The construction of a hybrid home

Cob, adobe, rammed-earth

Building with Awareness #2 Syncronos Designs Video Green bldg Kl Co The construction of a hybrid home

Cordwood construction

Cordwood Construction: Best Practices Richard Flatau Book Alt Bldg To learn the basics of cordwood, it is important to either help on a cordwood project or read a good book about it.
Building with Awareness #2 Syncronos Designs Video Green bldg Kl Co The construction of a hybrid home

Domes

Domebook; Domebook 2 (1971) Pacific Domes Book Green bldg KSC How to build & live in geodesic domes

Earth-sheltered designs

Gentle Architecture (1982) Wells, Malcolm Book Green bldg KSC Malcolm Wells' testament on how architecture can remedy ecological problems
Underground Designs Malcolm Wells Book Green bldg Kl Co The design and construction of earth sheltered houses -- Wells' specialty since 1964.

"Earthships"

Straw-bale construction

Tiny and small houses

Tipis and yurts

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