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Building a Low Impact Roundhouse: Fourth Edition by Tony Wrench

This fourth edition is fully updated with photo’s and construction illustrations for one of the UK’s most unique homes.

Tony shares his many years of experience, skills and techniques used to build this unique and affordable low impact home. Always witty and inspiring, the author explains the process of visualising and designing a house through to the practical side of lifting the living roof, infilling the walls, laying out rooms and adding renewable, autonomous technology.

Building A Low Impact Roundhouse has become a classic text sold all over the world. Tony’s home and lifestyle have attracted much media interest and he and his partner continue to inspire many individuals and communities to seek out ways of living more sustainably. Now in its third edition, with a fascinating 10 year update including a major new section on the couple’s marvellous strawbale den, Tony also includes sections on the physical design and he writes about the lifestyle required for living in a roundhouse. He offers advice on roofs, floors, walls, compost toilets, wood stoves, kitchens, windows and on planning permission. There are additional photographs of life in and around the dwelling and illustrations from the construction plans for one of the UK’s most unique of homes.

This true and captivating story covers the realising of a lifetime’s dream as well as being a practical ‘how to’ manual for anyone who loves the idea of low impact living and wants to self-build an affordable, organic home.


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Book details

Published: June 2014
ISBN: 978-1-85623-174-9
Size: 210mm x 148mm
Format: Paperback, 160pp. Colour and black white photographs plus illustrations.

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1st edition available in iBook and Kindle format


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