Publisher description for Econest : creating sustainable sanctuaries of clay, straw, and timber / Paula Baker-Laporte and Robert Laporte ; foreword by Robyn Griggs Lawrence.


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EcoNest identifies homes designed and built respectfully, in appreciation of the harmony and beauty of nature and in a way that uses nature's resources so as to consume less energy, create less waste, nurture our health, and enrich our senses. < BR> A bird builds its nest using the materials at hand to create a perfect shelter for its bioregion. It doesn't fly to the next state for twigs nor does it build a home that is bigger than it needs. Instinctively it creates an environment that is nurturing, nontoxic, and free of synthetic chemicals. Like the bird, humans desire shelter that is cozy and nurturing, that satisfies the soul, mind, and body. This is the econest.< BR>


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Ecological houses.
Earth houses.
Straw bale houses.
Sustainable buildings.
Appropriate technology.
Wooden-frame houses.