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Building a Low Impact Roundhouse

Handbook / Manual

By: Tony Wrench(Author)

160 pages, 7 colour & 91 b/w illustrations

Permanent Publications

Paperback | Jun 2014 | Edition: 4 | #218187 | ISBN-13: 9781856231749
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About this book

Tony Wrench shares his many years of experience, skills and techniques used to build this unique and affordable low impact home that costs GBP 5,500. 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.

Now in its fourth edition, with a fascinating 2014 update, Tony also includes sections on the physical design. He offers advice on 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.

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In 1993, Tony Wrench evolved the concept of 'permaculture land', low impact sustainable way of liiving that include self-build with local materials, appropriate technology and food growing. His ideas infuenced Welsh Assembly's planning laws. In 1997, he and his partner built into a low impact roundhouse. Tony runs workshops and has helped build many more.

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