logoAdditional Internet Resources related to Section 4 Topics

Housing Design
Smaller Houses and Apartments
Materials and Techniques
Alternative Housing Structures (systems and models)
Retrofitting Multiple Unit Housing and Skyscrapers


Housing Design

US Passive House Institute
http://www.passivehouse.us/passiveHouse/PHIUSHome.html

American Passive House Network
http://www.aphnetwork.org/

Green Building Advisor (building and designing)
http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/

10 benefits of a passive house
http://home.howstuffworks.com/home-improvement/construction/green/10-benefits-of-a-passive-house.htm

The Natural Home
https://www.thenaturalhome.com/

Do it yourself eco-home
http://www.tomsguide.com/us/DIY-Home-Eco-Friendly,news-11823.html

Hab Lab at Open Source Ecology
http://opensourceecology.org/wiki/Hab_Lab

New Alchemy Publications
http://www.thegreencenter.net/

Climatic design of buildings using passive methods
http://www.sheltercentre.org/sites/default/files/Climatic_Design_of_Buildings_using_Passive_Techniques.pdf

Free ebook on passive home construction.
https://www.thenaturalhome.com/passivesolar.html

The hexayurt
http://hexayurt.com/

Hexayurt in Haiti
http://files.howtolivewiki.com/hexayurt_in_haiti_v1.1.pdf

Hexayurt shelter system
http://howtolivewiki.com/EN_WIKI/images/c/cd/Hexayurt_pentagon_presentation.pdf

Efficient agriculture buildings
http://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/PDF/agbuildings.pdf

Retrofitting a trailer house to be sustainable.
http://www.smallhousestyle.com/2011/01/18/sustainable-cabin-at-texas-tech-by-urs-peter-flueckiger/

Root cellar basics
http://waltonfeed.com/blog/show/article_id/474

Rural houses
http://www.sheltercentre.org/sites/default/files/LB_RuralHousePlans.pdf

Construction techniques to protect homes from high wind damage
http://www.sheltercentre.org/sites/default/files/LB_RuralHousePlans.pdf

How they used to do it, root cellar building
http://waltonfeed.com/blog/show/article_id/444

Smaller Houses and Apartments

Tumbleweed Tiny Houses
http://www.tumbleweedhouses.com/

Tiny House Blog
http://tinyhouseblog.com/

Ten tiny houses you will love.
http://www.kiplinger.com/slideshow/real-estate/T010-S001-10-tiny-houses-you-ll-love-big-time-slide-show/index.html

Tiny House Design (has free plans)
http://www.tinyhousedesign.com/

Beyond Small Living: the Slow Home Movement
http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/beyond-small-living-the-slow-h-145766

Design education for homeowners (from the Small Home Studio)
http://slowhomestudio.com/category/library/

The Tiny Life
http://www.thetinylife.com/

Life Edited
http://www.lifeedited.com/

Treehugger Small Apartment Index
http://www.treehugger.com/tag/lifeedited/

Materials and techniques

Additives to clay: minerals and synthetics
http://practicalaction.org/practicalanswers/product_info.php?products_id=204

Additives to clay: organics
http://practicalaction.org/practicalanswers/product_info.php?products_id=202%7B1%7D1

Alternatives to Portland cement
http://practicalaction.org/practicalanswers/product_info.php?products_id=208

Clay tile manufacture
http://practicalaction.org/practicalanswers/product_info.php?cPath=27_70&products_id=282&attrib=1

Making stabilized soil blocks
http://practicalaction.org/practicalanswers/product_info.php?products_id=221

How to build a modified post and beam frame
http://www.wikihow.com/Build-a-Modified-Post-and-Beam-Frame

Confined masonry: a guide for masons
http://www.sheltercentre.org/sites/default/files/schacher_confined-masonry-handout-engl-23307.pdf

How to build a stone foundation
http://www.wikihow.com/Build-a-Stone-Foundation

Construction of the timberless house
http://practicalaction.org/sudan/docs/region_sudan/timberless-house-construction.pdf

Earthship walls
http://www.i4at.org/surv/canwalls.htm

Rock construction
http://www.i4at.org/surv/rockwork.htm

Ferro cement
http://www.i4at.org/surv/ferro.htm

Concrete construction
http://www.cd3wd.com/cd3wd_40/vita/construc/en/construc.htm

Bamboo construction
http://www.cd3wd.com/cd3wd_40/vita/bamboo/en/bamboo.htm

Making building blocks with a ram press
http://www.cd3wd.com/cd3wd_40/vita/cinvaram/en/cinvaram.htm

Burned building brick
http://www.cd3wd.com/cd3wd_40/vita/burnbrik/en/burnbrik.htm

Stabilized earth construction
http://www.cd3wd.com/cd3wd_40/vita/stabert2/en/stabert2.htm

Understanding adobe
http://www.cd3wd.com/cd3wd_40/vita/adobe/en/adobe.htm

Understanding ferrocement
http://www.cd3wd.com/cd3wd_40/vita/ferrcmnt/en/ferrcmnt.htm

Small scale brick making
http://www.cd3wd.com/cd3wd_40/vita/bricks/en/bricks.htm

Huts and thatch
http://chrismolloy.com/www/p133

Mud as a mortar.
http://practicalaction.org/practicalanswers/product_info.php?products_id=209&attrib=1

Mud plasters and renders
http://practicalaction.org/practicalanswers/product_info.php?products_id=146&attrib=1

Timber reinforced masonry
http://www.sheltercentre.org/sites/default/files/Battar-handout_English-07-06-04.pdf

How to build a floating trash island
http://www.lowtechmagazine.com/how-to-build-a-floating-trash-island.html

How to build an earthbag house.
http://www.earthbagbuilding.com/resources.htm

The Submarine Shack: water cooled metal structures for desert environments.
http://www.utopiasprings.com/submarineshack.htm

The secrets of Roman concrete.
http://www.romanconcrete.com/Article1Secrets.pdf

Wattle and daub building (England)
http://www.tonygraham.co.uk/house_repair/wattle_daub/WD.html

Rodent-proof construction.
http://elkhorn.unl.edu/epublic/live/g2017/build/g2017.pdf

Alternative Housing Structures (systems and models)

National Association of Housing Cooperatives
http://www.coophousing.org/

How housing cooperatives work
http://home.howstuffworks.com/real-estate/housing-cooperatives.htm

How to start a housing coop
http://www.shareable.net/blog/how-to-start-a-housing-coop

Wikipedia on housing cooperatives
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Housing_cooperative

University of Wisconsin on Housing Cooperatives
http://www.uwcc.wisc.edu/pdf/coopHouse02.pdf

Investopedia on housing coops
http://www.investopedia.com/articles/pf/08/housingco-op.asp

Cooperative Housing Toolbox
http://ncdf.coop/documents/HousingToolbox.pdf

Students and housing cooperatives
http://www.ica.coop/al-housing/categories/Housing-Co%252doperative-Best-Practice/Students-and-Housing-Cooperatives/

A look at students housing cooperatives
http://www.ic.org/pnp/cdir/1995/32altus.php

Co-housing association of the US
http://www.cohousing.org/

Wikipedia on Co-housing
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cohousing

Co-housing California
http://www.calcoho.org/

Creating Co-housing
http://www.newsociety.com/Books/C/Creating-Cohousing

Starting a Cohousing Community Meetup Groups
http://starting-a-cohousing-community.meetup.com/

Co-housing FAQs
http://www.cohousingpartners.com/faq.html

Retrofitting Multiple Unit Housing and Skyscrapers

The plant room
http://www.treehugger.com/modular-design/plant-room-clips-on-to-existing-apartments-for-food-and-energy.html
Added on to the outer wall of an existing apartment, it provides solar hot water, a small greenhouse, a clothes line for air drying clothes.

Retrofitting skyscrapers for food and energy
http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-product-design/retrofitting-our-skyscrapers-for-food-and-power.html

Zero Footprints Reskinning Program for Skyscrapers
http://reskinningawards.com/

Energy Efficient Remodeling
http://www.bae.uky.edu/energy/residential/guide/

Your Home Technical Manual
http://www.yourhome.gov.au/technical/index.html


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