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Building a Low Impact Roundhouse
Building a Low Impact Roundhouse
Building a Low Impact Roundhouse
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Building a Low Impact Roundhouse

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Author: Tony Wrench

Brand: Permanent Publications

Edition: Updated 4th

Binding: Paperback

Format: Illustrated

Number Of Pages: 160

Release Date: 07-06-2014

Details: Product Description In Building A Low Impact Roundhouse Tony Wrench shares his many years of experience, his skills and techniques, his ups and downs, always in a witty and inspiring manner. The book covers the process of visualising and designing a house through to the practical side of lifting the living roof, infilling the walls, laying out rooms and adding renewable, autonomous technology. Building A Low Impact Roundhouse has become a classic text. Tonys home and lifestyle have attracted the interest of the media and he and his partner continue to inspire many individuals and communities to seek out ways of living more sustainably. Now in its fourth edition, with a fascinating 2014 update. Tony also includes sections on the physical design and writes about the lifestyle required for living in a roundhouse. He offers advice on roofs, floors, walls, compost toilets, wood stoves, kitchens, windows and on planning permission. There are additional photographs of life in and around the dwelling and illustrations from the construction plans for one of the UK's most unique of homes. This true and captivating story covers the realisation of a lifetime s dream as well as being a practical how to manual for anyone who loves the idea of low impact living and wants to self-build an affordable, organic home. Review Tony Wrench's book is practical yet unfussy, written with humour and full of valuable information with lots of photographs and illustrations. He tells the story of the building very well. It is very inspiring to read because it changes your perspective on what is possible. --Martin Holme, for Permaculture magazine This book is a description of the fascinating process that would lead through the design of the structure, the detailing, the construction and the fitting out. It is not a technical treatise in any sense, though the basic sketches could be used to build a similar structure. There are many good photos to back up the text, and they give a better sense of scale than the line illustrations. The book is well written with a good deal of wit and logical explanation, by a permie who is obviously in tune with living sustainably and willing to eschew much of the baggage we take for granted, but is still able to live simply and luxuriously. Highly recommended. --Micheal Guerra, author of Compact Living The amount of extremely useful and inspirational information presented here is vast, breathtaking in fact. This is the book I have waited to see for a long time, it is, in short, invaluable. My recommendation is never to think about a seasonal festival again without at least looking at this book and seeing what advice it has to offer. --Robin Whitlock - Awen magazine About the Author In 1993, Tony Wrench evolved the concept of 'permaculture land', a low impact sustainable way of life which included self-build with local materials, appropriate technology and food growing. In 1997, he and his partner built and moved into a low impact roundhouse.

Package Dimensions: 8.3 x 6.0 x 0.5 inches

Languages: English