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Prescriptions for a Healthy House:
A Practical Guide for Architects, Builders, and Homeowners

by Paula Baker, Erica Elliot, John Banta
A practical guide, Prescriptions tracks toxicity in standard building practices and recommends alternatives which enhance and promote physical well-being.
 
Green Building Products:
The Green Spec Guide to Residential Building Materials

by Alex Wilson and Mark Piepkorn, foreword by Sarah Susanka
From foundations to fixtures, the green team at Environmental Building News offers an unbiased encyclopedia of products, web sites and toll-free numbers for the thousand-and-one decisions you face building, equipping and furnishing a home.  An invaluable reference.
 
Better Basics for The Home:
Simple Solutions for Less Toxic Living

by Annie Berthold-Bond
Better Basics For The homeThis book offers simple and inexpensive recipes for healthy living, including housekeeping, skin and body care, gardening, pets, pest control, home care and hobbies. For natural builders, Better Basics describes how to make your own cheap non-toxic paints and caulks - and includes a "Buyer's Guide" and 18-page resource list.
 
Creating Life Together
by Diana Leafe Christian, foreword by Patch Adams
Practical Tools to Grow Ecovillages and Intentional Communities by Diana Leafe Christian. From a leading participant in the movement comes a new resource providing step-by-step directions on how to launch and sustain an intentional community. Anecdotes, cautionary tales and profiles of successful communities offer invaluable insight into the joys and pitfalls of revisioning the way we might live together. Included are sample vision statements, agreements, legal structures, options for financing and developing land, and other resources.
 
Mortgage-FREE!
Radical Strategies for Home Ownership

by Rob Roy
Mortgage-FREE!Did you know that the root definition of "mortgage" is "death pledge?" This book offers a liberating attitude and practical how-to advice for those wanting to live and build without being enslaved to financial institutions.
 
A House of Straw
A Natural Building Odyssey

by Carolyn Roberts
A single mother with limited funds and no carpentry experience takes on the challenge of becoming an owner/builder of her own straw-bale home. While working full-time, Carolyn confronts her fears, focuses on her values and involves her two teen-aged sons in a building experience of a life-time. Readers benefit from Carolyn's technical learning curve, and experience the agony, joys and empowerment of the building process.
 
The Good House
A Common-Sense Guide to Alternative Homebuiding

by Clarke Snell
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Superbia!
31 ways to create sustainable neighborhoods

by Dan Chiras and Dave Wann
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Labyrinths & Mazes
A Complete Guide to Magical Paths of the World

by Jeff Saward
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ZEGG
by Crystal Lake Video
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