Sim Van der Ryn Farallones Institute Helga Olkowski
The Integral Urban House
September 13, 2018 Comments.. 133
The Integral Urban House In this comprehensive guide a completely sustainable urban lifestyle is achieved by creating a mini ecosystem where residents grow their own fruits and vegetables raise chickens rabbits and fish

  • Title: The Integral Urban House
  • Author: Sim Van der Ryn Farallones Institute Helga Olkowski
  • ISBN: 9780871562135
  • Page: 377
  • Format: Paperback
  • In this comprehensive guide, a completely sustainable urban lifestyle is achieved by creating a mini ecosystem where residents grow their own fruits and vegetables, raise chickens, rabbits, and fish, recycle 90 percent of their waste, and use a variety of other alternative technologies all on a 1 8 acre city lot.

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    1. Yvonne Loveday says:

      I've dragged this book with me through every phase and city of my life. When I lost track of it, I bought another one. When it went out of print, I borrowed a copy from the library and then paid for it. (Don't think ill of me. This was before the age of alibris and the Internet. I've not done it again since.) There is a holiness in nailing your life to the earth, in understanding that we are part of a bigger network of existence. This is the how-to book.

    2. Stephen Coates says:

      It’s interesting how many people put a solar panel on their roof, put aluminium cans into their recycle bin and consider themselves to be environmentalists, but back in the 1970s, a house in California was redeveloped to be as environmentally friendly and afford its residence as sustainable environment as the technology of the day allowed. The house had rainwater storage tanks, recycling of greywater for laundry and sewage went into a basement composter. They had a beehive about a fish pond so [...]

    3. D says:

      I like the philosophy of the authors, and wholeheartedly agree with the 10 Thrival Commandments :)A first step toward self-reliance is to list our most basic needs:Food that provides us with sufficient calories or energy and a balanced nutrition for our bodies to carry on normal metabolic processes as well as to resist invasion by pathogens or assaults by toxicants.Uncontaminated water to drink and clear air to breathA method of managing our own wastes so they do not create conditions that impai [...]

    4. Lorraine Norris says:

      Very interested project by some folks in the 70's on living in a city but still coinciding with nature. Yes, they were probably dubbed 'hippies', but I prefer the term early leaders of the green movement in America. Many of their ideas are still being converted and used today in many different forms. From gardening and grey water systems, to composting toilets and bottled insulation. A look at the beginning of a movement that has just recently begun to affect the lives of ordinary Americans. We [...]

    5. AJ says:

      I should have trusted the title of this book. There is nothing useful for the apartment-dweller. I got excited when I reached the section "growing plants indoors," but the authors meant in a greenhouse, not in containers in a normal sunny room. Oh well!

    6. Calamity Jane says:

      great old hippie science book with lots of tables, graphs and trippy schematics.

    7. Gary Goosman says:

      This was a creative force many years ago and still has lots of great ideas.

    8. Rachel Bayles says:

      Great ideas for hardcore green.

    9. Sarah says:

      Cindy Conner recommended this one!

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