In the face of nature’s power forces, creating tough housing that can handle nature’s extremes makes sense. Green Builder Media has just launched a web site devoted to the art and science of building homes that can withstand virtually anything.
Included are the documents, plans, articles and video guides to guide you through the process of putting up the strongest houses current technology allows.
And we’ve gathered some of the most useful information into a handy new ebook, Super Shelter, that you can download for free.
In this book, you’ll find a wealth of information about resilient housing through case studies of eight unique homes that showcase nonconventional structural systems, demonstrating the strength, efficiency, and durability that will see them through whatever the next century holds.
It includes detailed information on fire proofing, storm proofing, building for strength, providing energy in an emergency, and a host of products that you should consider if you are building a sustainable, durable green home. The book covers these building systems:
- aerated autoclaved concrete
- DoubleShell Building system
- log homes
- rammed earth
While new technologies and building practices take center stage in the book, we haven’t forgotten that houses are put up by people. Safe job sites, realistic schedules, and being part of the new vanguard of housing is important to you tradespeople. And the having the right equipment for the job is up there in importance as well. We partnered with boot manufacturer Keen to offer you a chance to win a pair of American-made durable work boots—perfect for keeping you “resilient” while the building gets done.