Adobe Houses for Today: Flexible Plans for Your Adobe Home

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Since Adobe Houses for Today first appeared, interest in energy efficiency has exploded. Showing the pathway to smaller, solar tempered, easy-to-heat homes using adobe, one of the world's most energy efficient building materials, makes this book about adobe houses not only for today, but also for tomorrow. Adobe Houses for Today features 12 plans for compact, beautifully proportioned adobe homes in modern and traditional styles. The richly illustrated text shows how the basic houses, designed for today's smaller families, can be expanded and adapted to fit readers' own budgets, family sizes, style preferences, and building sites. After a brief look at adobe's rich history, Adobe Houses for Today surveys adobe's advantages as a building material, illustrates adobe construction, and gives an eye-opening tour through the facts and fantasies of energy conservation. The heart of the book details the plans, using them as examples of design techniques that increase livability and control costs in any house. The book and its minimal-cost construction drawings are valuable, enjoyable tools for those buying, building, or remodeling a house. With this new edition, which includes an additional chapter with stories from people who have built the houses, construction drawings are now available for some of the expanded versions.

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We are gratified by the following early comments that have come in from readers:

"Wow! Adobe Houses for Today has been set loose on the Market. . . .The book is everything we have been looking for the past thirty years. It starts with about 100 pages of general information with lots of great photographs, about everything anyone would need to know about adobe. . . . Subtitled ‘Flexible Plans for Your Adobe Home,’ they are not kidding. Each house can be built in several iterations, usually in several different styles." --Head of Northern New Mexico Community College’s adobe construction program

"Hey, I stayed up all night last night reading your book." -- Bernalillo, NM, adobe builder

"I met the Sanchez’s this week end and reviewed the book. It is a winner and has a lot of thought and care to it . . . a good buy full of information." -- Santa Fe Solaradobe architect

"The book is a gem. The plans are everything that I was looking for . . . They are carefully thought out and indeed flexible. Kudos to Alex and Laura Sanchez for a remarkable book." -- Adobe bulletin board poster

"I received the book five days ago and have read it two times. Meets all my expectations, anxieties, and I totally agree with your philosophy. Thanks for a great book." -- Reader in Santa Cruz, CA

". . . some of the best floor plans we’ve seen. This book is long overdue and is a boon to the owner-builder or small contractor." -- Adobe instructor and publisher

About the Author:

Award-winning author LAURA SANCHEZ previously ran a drafting business that specialized in adobe houses. She called it quits sometime after the 250th set of plans, but maintains an abiding interest in designing the very best, most cost-effective houses possible. ALEX SANCHEZ, who grew up building houses, has taught courses in adobe construction and solar energy. He founded and currently heads the renowned computer-aided drafting program at the University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus. The authors' previous books and CDs concern architectural computer graphics.

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