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A Comprehensive Guide to Integrative Design and Construction

by Jacob Deva Racusin, Ace McArleton

The authors apply the work and technology of the homespun communal natural building movement to the rapidly burgeoning green architecture movement. They present natural building approaches with thorough, science-rich, detail-intensive information.

How to Make Paint from Milk Curds
Applicable to building in climates that are cold and wet, hot and dry, or somewhere in between, The Natural Building Companion offers thorough coverage of straw bale, straw-clay, woodchip-clay, and cellulose wall systems--as well as earthen and stone wall systems. Integrating holistic design and permaculture principles, this fully illustrated volume informs professionals making the transition from conventional building, homeowners embarking on their own construction, or green builders who want comprehensive guidance on natural-building options. This video shows you step-by-step how to make natural casein paint from milk curds.


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