The Econest Home: Designing and Building a Light Straw Clay House

Paula Baker-Laporte, Robert Laporte

An EcoNest is not just a home-it is a breathtakingly beautiful structure that nurtures health and embraces ecology. This unique approach to construction combines light straw clay, timber framing, earthen floors, natural plasters, and other natural techniques with the principles of Building Biology to create a handcrafted living sanctuary.

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Publisher: New Society Publishers.
Publish Date: 07/01/2015
Pages: 384
ISBN-13: 9780865717770
ISBN-10: 086571777X
Language: English

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An EcoNest is not just a home-it is a breathtakingly beautiful structure that nurtures health and embraces ecology. This unique approach to construction combines light straw clay, timber framing, earthen floors, natural plasters, and other natural techniques with the principles of Building Biology to create a handcrafted living sanctuary. By bringing together time-honored traditions and modern innovations, owners of EcoNests enjoy living spaces that reflect the best of both worlds.

The EcoNest Home is an in-depth exploration of the benefits of choosing this technique over conventional alternatives, combined with a complete practical guide for prospective designers and builders. Authors Paula Baker-Laporte and Robert Laporte draw on their own extensive experience to provide:

  • A detailed explanation of the nature-based science behind EcoNests
  • Fully-illustrated, step-by-step instructions to guide you through construction
  • Dozens of inspiring photos of completed projects.

The most comprehensive, North American resource on light straw clay construction, written by its leading proponents, The EcoNest Home is a must-read for anyone considering building their own healthy, affordable, environmentally friendly, natural home.

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