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Housing reclaimed : sustainable homes for next to nothing /
Jessica Kellner.
imprint
Gabriola, B.C. : New Society Publishers, c2011.
description
xiv, 193 p. : ill. (some col.)
ISBN
086571696X (Paper), 9780865716964 (Paper)
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Book
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imprint
Gabriola, B.C. : New Society Publishers, c2011.
isbn
086571696X (Paper)
9780865716964 (Paper)
catalogue key
8176920
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Jessica Keliner is Editor of Natural Home Garden magazine and a passionate advocate of using architectural salvage to create aesthetically beautiful, low-cost housing.
Reviews
Review Quotes
Jessica Kellner's book comes to us in the nick of time. We need a new, more enlightened approach to housing and this book provides the roadmap. Housing Reclaimed could put a whole generation on the path to comfortable, secure sustainability. Jessica has written a beautiful and necessary book that everyone who lives under a roof should read. -- Bryan Welch, Publisher, Mother Earth News , Natural Home & Garden and the Utne Reader Author, Beautiful & Abundant: Creating the World We Want In a time when so much of the news around housing is negative, Jessica Kellner offers an optimistic but practical approach to building a home--mortgage free! Jessica proves that, with a little creativity and a willingness to step outside the constructs of modern housing, anyone can build a dream house. -- Robyn Griggs Lawrence Author, Simply Imperfect: Revisiting the Wabi-Sabi House
Jessica Kellner's book comes to us in the nick of time. We need a new, more enlightened approach to housing and this book provides the roadmap. Housing Reclaimed could put a whole generation on the path to comfortable, secure sustainability. Jessica has written a beautiful and necessary book that everyone who lives under a roof should read. -- Bryan Welch, Publisher, Mother Earth News , Natural Home & Garden and the Utne ReaderAuthor, Beautiful & Abundant: Creating the World We Want In a time when so much of the news around housing is negative, Jessica Kellner offers an optimistic but practical approach to building a home--mortgage free! Jessica proves that, with a little creativity and a willingness to step outside the constructs of modern housing, anyone can build a dream house. -- Robyn Griggs Lawrence Author, Simply Imperfect: Revisiting the Wabi-Sabi House
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Summaries
Main Description
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-increasing reliance on credit has come to mean that most of us never own our homes outright. Housing Reclaimed is a call to arms for nonconventional home builders. It examines how technological advances, design evolution, and resourceful, out-of-the-box thinking about materials and efficiency can help us meet the challenge of building affordable, environmentally friendly, beautiful, and unique homes. Focusing on the use of salvaged and reclaimed materials, this inspirational volume is packed with case studies of innovative projects including: Phoenix Commotionworking together towards low-income home ownership through sweat equity and 100 percent recycled materials HabeRaerevitalizing neighborhoods by creating urban infill using modern technology and sustainable and reclaimed materials Builders of Hoperescuing and rehabilitating whole houses slated for demolition These projects and others like them demonstrate that building one's own home does not have to be an unattainable dream. This beautifully illustrated guide is a must-read for anyone interested in creating quality zero- or low-debt housing, reducing landfill waste, and creating stronger communities. Jessica Kellner is the editor of Natural Home and Garden magazine and a passionate advocate of using architectural salvage to create aesthetically beautiful, low-cost housing.
Main Description
How to build community, reduce waste, and create affordable, unique homes.
Main Description
The economic crisis has cast a long shadow over the prospect of home ownership for many North Americans. Housing Reclaimed examines how technological advances, design evolution, and resourceful but of the box thinking can help meet the challenge of creating affordable, environmentally friendly, beautiful and unique housing.
Main Description
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 standardisation of the 30-year mortgage and our ever-increasing reliance on credit has come to mean that most of us never own our homes outright. Housing Reclaimed is a call to arms for non-conventional home builders. It examines how technological advances, design evolution and resourceful, out-of-the-box thinking about materials and efficiency can help us meet the challenge of building affordable, environmentally-friendly, beautiful and unique homes. Focusing on the use of salvaged and reclaimed materials, this inspirational volume is packed with case studies of innovative projects including: Phoenix Commotion -- working together towards low-income home ownership through sweat equity and 100% recycled materials; HabeRae -- revitalising neighbourhoods by creating urban infill using modern technology and sustainable and reclaimed materials; Builders of Hope -- rescuing and rehabilitating whole houses slated for demolition. These projects and others like them demonstrate that building one's own home does not have to be an unattainable dream. This beautifully illustrated guide is a must-read for anyone interested in creating quality zeroor low-debt housing, reducing landfill waste and creating stronger communities.
Description for Reader
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 quicklyconstructed, mass-produced, uniform boxes. At the same time, the invention and standardization of the 30-year mortgage and our ever-increasing reliance on credit has come to mean that most of us never own our homes outright. Housing Reclaimedis a call to arms for nonconventional home builders. It examines how technological advances, design evolution and resourceful, out-of-the-box thinking about materials and efficiency can help us meet the challenge of building affordable, environmentally-friendly, beautiful and unique homes. Focusing on the use of salvaged and reclaimed materials, this inspirational volume is packed with case studies of innovative projectsincluding: Phoenix Commotion — working together towards low-income home ownership through sweat equity and 100% recycled materials HabeRae — revitalizing neighborhoods by creating urban infill using modern technology and sustainable and reclaimed materials Builders of Hope — rescuing and rehabilitating whole houses slated for demolition. These projects and others like them demonstrate that building one’s own home does not have to be an unattainable dream. This beautifully illustrated guide is a must-read for anyone interested in creating quality zeroor low-debt housing, reducing landfill waste and creating stronger communities.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Hand built Homes
All in the Familyp. 3
A Brief History of Housing Financep. 23
No-debt Newlywed Dream Homep. 31
The Economics of Reclaimed Housesp. 49
The Art of a Homep. 63
Building Basicsp. 83
Institutionalizing Reuse
A Tall Order in Texasp. 93
Making Deconstruction the Standard Modelp. 113
Building Hopep. 119
Filling in Urban Centersp. 137
Redaiming the Inner Cityp. 141
Salvaging Smart Citiesp. 155
Conclusionp. 163
Notesp. 165
Resourcesp. 169
Indexp. 187
About the Authorp. 193
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