"I salute this survey of the experimental and the innovative, of 'first adopters' and adventurers who inform the wider world with their exploits. They are the heroes of the construction world and this book is a fitting tribute." - Kevin McCloud
There is an urgent need for radical and widespread change in construction that not only concentrates on cutting carbon emissions and leaving a positive building legacy for generations to come, but that also demonstrates an increased harmony with the natural world. Earthships in Europe, shows how earthships provide valuable lessons on how to achieve all of these goals.
The earthship is a building concept that has evolved over the last 30 years and represents a pioneering form of low energy residential building that holistically tackles a variety of sustainability issues.
Earthships in Europe includes case studies of people who have built earthships in France, Spain and Britain and a round-up of other projects. It also includes analysis of the most detailed thermal monitoring ever carried out on an earthship and this is used to make a series of design recommendations to help make earthships more effective in different climatic conditions.
Whether you're interested in building your own home or in the future of housing then this book is for you.
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