Build Your Own Earth Oven

Build Your Own Earth Oven
Author : Kiko Denzer
Publisher :
Total Pages : 129
Release : 2007
ISBN 10 : 096798467X
ISBN 13 : 9780967984674
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Build Your Own Earth Oven Book Description:

Build Your Own Earth Oven

Build Your Own Earth Oven
Author : Kiko Denzer
Publisher :
Total Pages : 30
Release : 1997
ISBN 10 : OCLC:269363762
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Build Your Own Earth Oven Book Description:

Build Your Own Wood Fired Oven

Build Your Own Wood Fired Oven
Author : Alan Watt
Publisher : Rosenberg Pub Pty Limited
Total Pages : 112
Release : 2011
ISBN 10 : 1921719028
ISBN 13 : 9781921719028
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Build Your Own Wood Fired Oven Book Description:

Alan Watt has been a ceramic artist for 45 years and was for 20 years head of the Ceramics Department of the National Institute of Arts at the Australian National University. Since retiring he has over the past six years conducted numerous weekend workshops on how to build your own wood fired oven. This convinced him that there is a broad and growing interest in learning how to make and use a pizza or wood fired oven. So he has written this book to show how it's done and illustrated it with many excellent colour photographs and line drawings. His book explains the historical development of ovens and the physics and basic principles of oven design. There are sections on oven bases and different types of ovens ranging from low tech to high tech and the traditional brick dome oven. Then follow sections on chimneys and dampers, casting a chimney, and doors and doorways. There are appendixes on casting an arch, Forming a brick arch without traditional formwork, and casting a chimney base. Finally there's a section of recipes, with photographs of dishes which display the diversity of wood fired ovens.

Going with the Grain

Going with the Grain
Author : Susan Seligson
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 240
Release : 2013-12-17
ISBN 10 : 9781476776330
ISBN 13 : 1476776334
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Going with the Grain Book Description:

"My lifelong love affair with bread has less to do with crust, crumb, and the vagaries of sourdough cultures and more to do with bread as a reflection of people's varied beliefs, daily lives, and blood memories....Bread tells the most essential human stories." So begins Susan Seligson's personal and often humorous journey to discover the secrets of the baker's trade and the place bread has in the lives of those who consume it. Part travelogue, part cultural history, with a handful of recipes thrown in for good measure, it is an exploration of the customs, traditions, and rituals around the creating and eating of this most basic and enduring form of sustenance. Bread is the stuff of life. Governments have been overthrown and religious rituals created because of it. Fry bread, matzo, ksra, nan, baguette: all are as resonant of their specific culture as any artifact. In Going with the Grain, Seligson wanders the streets of the Casbah in Fès, Morocco, to unlock the secrets of the thousand-year-old communal bakeries there. In Saratoga Springs, New York, she finds a bread maker so committed to making the ultimate loaf, he built a unique sixty-ton hearth and uses only certified biodynamically grown wheat. Seligson knelt in the Jordanian desert beside a woman turning flat breads over glowing embers and plumbed the mysteries of Wonder Bread in an aseptic American factory. As satisfying as a slice of good bread with butter, Going with the Grain is for the armchair traveler and armchair baker alike.

Wild Bread

Wild Bread
Author : Lisa Rayner
Publisher : Lifeweaver
Total Pages : 170
Release : 2009-03
ISBN 10 : 9780980060812
ISBN 13 : 0980060818
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wild Bread Book Description:

Wild Bread is much more than just another bread cookbook Have you ever wanted to bake San Francisco sourdough, crusty French artisan loaves, dense Russian ryes, Italian ciabatta, Indian naan, pita bread, great homemade pizza crusts, soft whole wheat sandwich bread, bagels, sweet doughs, Ethiopian injera crêpes and much more? This book explores what goes on inside dough as it is transformed from water, flour, wild yeast and probiotic bacteria into the kind of bread that makes your mouth water. You may never be satisfied with ordinary bread again. Once you learn what factors affect aroma, flavor, shape, crust and crumb, you too will be transformed — into an artisan. Wild Bread encourages your creativity and provides the basic principles you need to bake any bread you desire without needing a recipe. Wild bread also explores baking bread sustainably in solar cookers and wood-fired earth ovens. Wild Bread teaches you how to make authentic whole grain sourdough artisan breads that are easy to knead by hand and make in the variable temperatures and humidities of an ordinary kitchen. Part I explains the science and care of sourdough ecosystems, including how to capture your own sourdough culture from the air and where to buy authentic cultures from around the world. Part II explains how to make bread, including how to grind your own wholegrain flours and bake artisan-style breads in a home oven. Part III contains instructions for making a variety of artisan loaves, flatbreads, pan breads, batter breads, sweet rolls and more—from wheat, rye and gluten-free whole grain flours. Part IV introduces you to the world of sustainable bread baking, with an exploration of energy-efficient solar cookers and wood-fired earth and brick ovens. Part V contains a variety of information to improve your bread baking, including commercial sources for authentic sourdough culture, bread troubleshooting tips, sources for sustainably-produced grains and flours, and books and DVDs on sourdough and artisan bread baking. One of the most highly rated sourdough bread books published in the last ten years according to reviewers on Amazon.com! "Highly recommended for personal, family, and community library cookbook collections." - The Midwest Book Review "One of the Best! A MUST HAVE for every serious bread enthusiast! ...To be perfectly honest, I did not have high expectations especially because I (like many others) have an inordinate fondness for full color splashy photographs, rich paper and enticing ad copy. The promise of simple binding, a few drawings and an unknown author didn't seem promising. To my great surprise, this book QUICKLY went to the top of my "must keep" list. The reading is engaging, very enjoyable with a pleasant conversational style. The drawings - while not full color photogaphs - are equally interesting and truly add a great touch...but, the Real value of this book is the content and information contained. It's absolutely packed full of relevant content about bread-making...without a doubt this book has more information than almost all the other books I bought including the highly ranked books by Peter Rheinhart and Richard Bertinet...in fact, this book contained nearly everything in both of those books COMBINED plus much more. ..." (Five stars out of five) - JavaJunki Top 100 Amazon Reviewer "Your book is wonderful! I am so thankful to find a book that is more in line with our values than what is available on the mass market! Plus I would much rather support authors who are independently publishing or otherwise operating outside of the system." - Julie, Cultures for Health Copyright (c) 2009 170 pages. 8 1/2 inches by 7 inches. Color cover, black and white illustrations.

Small Strawbale

Small Strawbale
Author : Bill Steen
Publisher : Gibbs Smith
Total Pages : 202
Release : 2005
ISBN 10 : 1586855158
ISBN 13 : 9781586855154
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Small Strawbale Book Description:

A thorough guide to building with strawbale and other natural materials, thisuide includes an eclectic sampling of houses, studios, meditation spaces,utbuildings, and landscape walls.

From the Wood fired Oven

From the Wood fired Oven
Author : Richard Miscovich
Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing
Total Pages : 322
Release : 2013
ISBN 10 : 9781603583282
ISBN 13 : 1603583289
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From the Wood fired Oven Book Description:

Provides advice, techniques, and tips for building and working with wood-fired ovens along with recipes for different heat cycles.

The Art of Natural Building Second Edition Completely Revised Expanded and Updated

The Art of Natural Building Second Edition Completely Revised  Expanded and Updated
Author : Joseph F. Kennedy
Publisher : New Society Publishers
Total Pages : 480
Release : 2014-07-01
ISBN 10 : 9781550925609
ISBN 13 : 1550925601
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Natural Building Second Edition Completely Revised Expanded and Updated Book Description:

The original, complete, user-friendly introduction to natural building, now fully revised and updated The popularity of natural building has grown by leaps and bounds, spurred by a grassroots desire for housing that is healthy, affordable, and environmentally responsible. While there are many books available on specific methods such as straw-bale construction, cob, or timber framing, there are few resources which introduce the reader to the entire scope of this burgeoning field. Fully revised and updated, The Art of Natural Building is the complete and user-friendly introduction to natural building for everyone from the do-it-yourselfer to architects and designers. This collection of articles from over fifty leaders in the field is now stunningly illustrated with over two-hundred full-color photographs of natural buildings from around the world. Learn about: The case for building with natural materials, from the perspectives of sustainability, lifestyle, and health What you need to know to plan and design your own beautiful and efficient natural home Explanations of thirty versatile materials and techniques, with resources on where to go for further information on each How these techniques are being used to address housing crises around the world. Clearly written, logically organized, and beautifully illustrated, The Art of Natural Building is the encyclopedia of natural building. Joseph F. Kennedy is a designer, builder, writer, artist, educator, and co-founder of Builders Without Borders. Michael G. Smith is a respected workshop instructor, consultant, and co-author of the best-selling book The Hand-Sculpted House . Catherine Wanek is a co-founder of Builders Without Borders and author/photographer of The Hybrid House and The New Straw Bale Home .

Hacking the Earthship

Hacking the Earthship
Author : Rachel Preston Prinz
Publisher : Archinia Press
Total Pages : 392
Release : 2015-03-25
ISBN 10 : 9780986115516
ISBN 13 : 0986115517
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hacking the Earthship Book Description:

Hacking the Earthship: In Search of an Earth-Shelter that Works for EveryBody is a comprehensive collection of academic and in-the-field research findings on Earthships, combined with practical how-to advice for designing and financing your own truly sustainable earth-sheltered home. Rachel Preston Prinz and contributing authors discuss the history, research, design issues, and evolution of Earthships, drawing on the knowledge of thousands of builders, craftsmen, and designers who have mastered the art of earth sheltering. Then, they walk readers step by step through design, offering a wealth of resources that can inspire, inform, and educate. Within, readers will find the tools needed to understand their place's culture, architecture, and climate... and the ideal building methods for their climate, personality, values, and budget. THE NEW GENERATION OF EARTHSHIP ENTHUSIASTS: • Does not want to cart questionable building materials long distances and call it “green”. • Wants to build locally and naturally… and they want to build it themselves. • Wants their buildings to be cool in summer, warm in winter, the humidity to be predictable and regular; and they want to minimize pests and allergens. • Wants to be able to get a permit and insurance, and resell their homes if they want to; or pass them on if they can. • They want a smaller home that is “just right”… for their budget, time, ability, energy use, and maintenance. • They want to make their home easy to manage, maintain, and get around in, even if they are in a walker or wheelchair. • They want their home to feel like it is made from and relating to the earth: in views, in light, in fresh air, in the ability to grow food, and in a beautiful landscape that supports the home. Finding the balance between all these desires is a delicate and lengthy process of discernment, study, and goal-setting. That is what this book aims to help you do. Chapter 1 THE EARTHSHIP REALITY PROJECT discusses the issues and resolutions of the design. Chapter 2 THE SCIENCE: ACADEMIC RESEARCH AND TIRE OFF-GASSING reviews academic and scientific research on Earthships. Chapter 3 A WAY FORWARD discusses financing and insurance, minimizing waste, managing the build, visioning, and Code requirements. Chapter 4 THE BUILDING’S CONTEXT AND SITE addresses the site and landscape. Chapter 5 DESIGNING FOR THERMAL COMFORT addresses natural, mechanical, and design options for improving thermal performance. Topics covered include passive solar design; thermal mass versus insulation; earth-coupling versus earth-sheltering; thermal and moisture protection; and natural ventilation. Chapter 6 THE STRUCTURAL SYSTEM addresses the ways we can form the building’s structure. Chapter 7 THE ENCLOSURE SYSTEM outlines the construction of the building’s envelope or skin. We discuss traditional earthship building blocks like tire, glass, and can walls, as well as alternative systems like adobe, cob, rammed earth, earthbags, wood block concrete forms, timber frame, log, cordwood, and strawbale buildings. We also cover various roofing options as well as doors and windows. Chapter 8 ROOMS, SPACES, COLORS, & TEXTURES discusses how we can create a home we love. Chapter 9 MECHANICAL SYSTEMS outlines basic mechanical, electrical, and plumbing considerations, especially on-grid systems since those are what make an Earthship most affordable. Chapter 10 IMBUING SPACE WITH SPIRIT addresses psychological and spiritual aspects of design. Chapter 11 CONCLUSION: A NEW SET OF EARTH-SHELTER BUILDING CRITERIA Chapter 12 OVERWHELMED? NEED HELP? discusses some helpful tips if you hire an architect or residential designer . The APPENDICES offer resources and worksheets. Portions of the proceeds will go to our non-profit architectural education programs ARCHITECTURE FOR EVERYBODY and BUILT FOR LIFE.