25 Small Sustainable House Plans by Dr. Owen Geiger provides a fascinating selection of innovative house plans, along with an overview of the most efficient natural building methods – strawbale, earthbag and sustainably harvested wood. Go beyond the basics and learn how to use free or low-cost natural building materials to build your dream home free of debt, with the least amount of time and labor. Get the lowdown on the best natural building methods — what really works and why. This book is a downloadable ebook costing only $20.
In this book you will find:
* 25 low-cost, DIY, sustainable house designs, many of which can be built for less than $10,000
* 118 drawings of low cost, alternative building ideas
* Roundhouses, domes, hexagonal, pavilion style, organic and rectilinear designs
* Designs that can be combined to create unique custom homes
* Earth-bermed, earth-sheltered, passive solar and superinsulated house designs
* Zero-energy houses and energy-efficient construction
* Overview of the most efficient thick-wall natural building methods
* Earthbag and strawbale greenhouses
* Cool pantries and why every house should have one
* Free 85-page Earthbag Building Guide with each house plan order
This book is for all those who want affordable housing, to save energy and/or live off-grid, build small and lessen their environmental impact. This book provides detailed house plans that are suitable for a wide range of climates using the most efficient natural building methods and materials such as strawbale, earthbag building and sustainably harvested wood. In addition to innovative house plans, there are photos, detail drawings and expert advice on what works best, in a price range affordable to almost everyone.
The book is a great introduction, giving a lot of detail. Complete plans and specifications for specific houses are also available for purchase as PDF downloads. See the House Plans part of our menu for more about specific house plans you can buy if you wish.
This new PDF ebook is now available online from a download site for $20.
Owen has chosen to distribute this ebook himself using the high-speed file transfer service Dropbox along with the assistance of long-time Natural Building Blog reader Zafra Miriam. She designed and did the page layouts for this book, and helped do the Spanish version of my Earthbag Building Guide, so I’m confident in her abilities and reliability. To purchase the book, you may use PayPal by clicking here:
For all other payment options (check, money order, electronic transfer, etc.), please write to Zafra directly at zaframiriam (at) gmail.com and she will get back to you promptly. Regardless of the payment method you choose, please make sure that you include the email address where you would like to receive the book, somewhere in your transaction.
After payment is completed, Zafra will send you the file via Dropbox as soon as humanly possible. (Please note the word humanly – this is not an automatic download.) Some orders might go through practically instantaneously, others will be completed within a couple of hours, and a few might take several hours especially if you place your order from a time zone that is very different from US Eastern Standard Time. Every effort will be made to make the process as quick and painless as possible. Your patience and your purchase are greatly appreciated!