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Housing Reclaimed: Sustainable Homes for Next to Nothing

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Housing is a fundamental human right. For most of human history, our homes were built by hand from whatever local materials were available. However, since the Industrial Revolution, most housing has become little more than quickly constructed, mass-produced, uniform boxes. At the same time, the invention and standardization of the thirty-year mortgage and our ever-increasi ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published October 4th 2011 by New Society Publishers (first published January 1st 2011)
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Sara
Mar 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
As a rule, I never read nonfiction. I have come to realize that is a stupid rule, and I intend to break it more often. ‘Housing Reclaimed: Sustainable Homes for Next to Nothing’ told a remarkable story about various people’s and organization’s successes with creating efficient, sustainable homes out of junk, on the cheap. It made me want to build a house. I am not quite in the position to do so yet, but because of this book I certainly have the motivation.

It was refreshing to read accounts of p
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Sara
Jan 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Still just an overview, but one of the better overviews I've found so far for this sort of building. I quite liked that it covered reclaimed housing both personally and commercially. This is much more essay than 'house porn', so expect that going in, but the profiles were all very interesting. I do wish that the photos had been in color, because a lot was lost when seeing these houses in black and white. (They're like, "...bold use of color in the kitchen..." and then show a black-and-white pict ...more
Angela
Apr 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was a fun read.
Bradley
Mar 02, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: unfinished
I tried to read this book. I really tried. But it was a major snooze fest. I love architecture and eco-friendly sources and went into this book thinking I had a jackpot. Boy, I was wrong.
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