Whether you are remodelling an apartment, extending a house or starting from scratch, Designing Your Natural Home will be an indispensable guide and source of fresh ideas. It takes you through the process from start to finish in creating your natural home, from deciding your objectives, defining the scope of your ambitions, to choosing sustainable materials and systems.
The practical and informative topics are interspersed with photo essays of innovative natural houses, which explore stylish examples of natural design. Each shows how the owners have applied their chosen eco and healthy materials in exciting and imaginative ways. The ten featured homes include a range of sizes, budgets, styles and materials. The text gives the owners` stories about how they came to make their `green` homes, which eco-features they included, and why.
David Pearson`s New Natural House Book, which has sold over 300,000 copies in 10 languages worldwide, continues to inspire us all to try the `good life` in our homes.
In this, his latest book, he takes all that we have learned in the on-going green revolution to bring us the best of new opportunities for sustainable, healthy and imaginative design.
- Uncovering the best of new opportunities for sustain able, healthy and imaginative design
- Finding ideal locations, and considering soil, solar, wind, and water aspects
- Assessing the potential of an existing apartment or house
- Drawing up eco-friendly plans and working out options for sustainability, self-sufficiency, and autonomy
- Choosing natural materials for walls, floors, roofs, doors and windows
- Maximising small spaces
- Embracing the needs of your spirit and sense of place
About the Author
David Pearson is an architect and planner, who has been actively involved in inner city and new community housing for most of his working life, both in Britain and the USA> For more than twenty years he has been active in the fields of ecological design and Gaia philosophy. He holds degrees from both the University of London and the University of California, Berkeley.
He is a Founder Member of Gaia International, an innovative group of international eco-architects who collaborate in competitions and architectural events.