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Crafting Log Homes Solar Style: An Inspiring Guide to Self-Sufficiency

Crafting Log Homes Solar Style: An Inspiring Guide to Self-Sufficiency

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by Rex A. Ewing and LaVonne Ewing (Author)

A down-to-earth guide to building solar-powered log homes, complete with how-to illustrations and photos, plus enlightening stories from log home owners across the country. Follow the authors' journey of handcrafting an off-the-grid log home in the Colorado Rockies and discover how renewable energy is a perfect match for modern log home living, from small weekend cabins to expansive year-round homes. (The completed revised edition of Logs, Wind and Sun)

CONTENTS 1. Log Home Living, Solar Style
2. Site Selection
3. Plans and Permits
4. Logs
5. Tools for Construction
6. Excavation and Foundation Work
7. The Floor
8. Peeling and Lifting Logs
9. Building with Logs: Part I
10. Building with Logs: Part II
11. Gables and Dormers
12. Roof Framing
13. Windows, Doors and Wiring
14. More Settling Issues
15. Chinking and Finishing
16. A New Philosophy of Freedom
17. Harvesting Solar and Wind Power
18. Heating of House and Water
19. Pumping Water
20. Finish Work: Making Your House a Home
Log-ically Solar: Homeowner Profiles from Around the Country
LaVonne's LogBooks (a 2-year diary)
Appendix (Costs to Consider, Notes for Off-Grid Homes, Resources, General Bibliography, Recommended Reading)
Index

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ PixyJack Press (March 21, 2008)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 256 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0977372448
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0977372447
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