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Reading List: Earthship Project

After a many hours of leafing through references, I have constructed a list of books to use for my research on sustainable structures.


  • Natural Home Heating: The Complete Guide to Renewable Energy Options

    By Greg Paul

  • The New Independent Home: People and Houses that Harvest the Sun

    By Michael Potts

  • Comfort in Any Climate

    By Michael E. Reynolds

  • Living Off the Grid: A Simple Guide to Creating and Maintaining a Self-Reliant Supply of Energy, Water, Shelter, and More

    By David Black


  • Urban Homesteading: Heirloom Skills for Sustainable Living

    By Rachel Kaplan, K. Ruby Blume

  • Radical Homepakers: Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer Culture

    By Shannon Hays

Materials & Textures

  • The Natural Plaster Book: Earth, Lime, and Gypsum Plasters for Natural Homes

    By Cedar Rose Guelberth, Dan Chiras

  • Plasters, Paints and Preservation

    By Carol Crews

  • Earthbag Building: The Tools, Tricks and Techniques

    By Kaki Hunter, Donald Kiffmeyer

  • The Art of Natural Building: Design, Construction, Resources

    Edited by Catherine Wanek, Michael Smith, Joseph F. Kennedy


  • Earthship: How to Build Your Own

    Michael E. Reynolds

  • Earthship: Evolution beyond economics

    Michael E. Reynolds

  • Hacking the Earthship: In Search of an Earth-Shelter that WORKS for EveryBody

    By Rachel Prestion Prinz

  • Earthship Volumes 1-3

    Michael E. Reynolds

  • The Hand-Sculpted House: A Practical and Philosphical Guide to Building a Cob Cottage

    By Ianto Evans

  • The Art of Natural Building: Design, Construction, Resources

    By Joseph F. Kennedy, Michael Smith, Catherine Wanek

  • Handmade houses: A century of Earth-friendly home design

    By Richared Olesn

Water Systems