Designing Your Natural Home: A Practical Guide

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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

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"...David Pearson is well qualified to offer advice and
ideas...what better time to peruse the 'good life' than over Christmas?"
-- Tatler Magazine

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DAVID PEARSON IS AN ARCHITECT AND PLANNER WHO HAS BEEN ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN THE FIELDS OF ECOLOGICAL DESIGN AND INNER CITY AND NEW COMMUNITY HOUSING FOR MOST OF HIS WORKING LIFE BOTH IN BRITAIN AND THE USA. HE IS A FOUNDING MEMBER OF GAIA INTERNATIONAL, AN INNOVATIVE GROUP OF ECO-ARCHITECTS WHO COLLABORATE IN COMPETITIONS AND ARCHITECTURAL EVENTS WORLDWIDE. HIS PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED BOOKS INCLUDE THE NATURAL HOUSE BOOK (SOLD OVER 300,000 COPIES IN 10 LANGUAGES), NEW ORGANIC ARCHITECTURE: THE BREAKING WAVETHE NATURAL HOUSE CATALOG, AND THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT SERIES.

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