Joseph F. Kennedy, Michael G. Smith and Catherine Wanek, Editors
New Society Publishers 2001
paperback, 8"x9", 283 pages
The theme of this book is using locally available materials along with ancestral building techniques to create appropriate structures for their environments. Full of anecdotal stories, and examples of materials and techniques from different regions and times, this book expresses a basic philosophy of natural building.
Henry David Thoreau is quoted on page 5 to set the tone for the book, "There is some of the fitness in man's building his own house as their is in a bird's building its own nest."