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Prefabulous + Almost Off the Grid: Your Path to Building an Energy-Independent Home Hardcover – October 1, 2012
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About the Author
Sheri Koones is an award-winning author whose previous books include From Sand Castles to Dream Houses, House About It, Modular Mansions, Prefabulous, and Abrams’ Prefabulous + Sustainable. She lives in Connecticut.
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Top Customer Reviews
On the downside, nothing in this book is too in-depth, and there is an annoying tendency in the modern prefab industry to talk about their houses as being somehow affordable for most people, but I've never once seen that as a reality. As much as I'd love to believe that building one of these houses could be cost-effective, the only thing I can really find are examples of wealthy people patting themselves on the back and overpaying for energy efficiency and "non-toxic" building materials. I'd like to see more sources in this industry really get down to the nitty-gritty of the cost-efficiencies involved and rely less on what I see as empty eco-marketing .
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It is a nice advertisement for those with too much money to clap themselves on the back by paying exorbitant contractors to build a house with a loose definition of something... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great book. This book is really a class on healty/green living. It had many things I never thought of and reference links to everything. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Keith Johnson
This book is full of nice pictures of wonderful houses. It is definitely inspirational. You can discover many ideas. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Bill Bergmann
some good information but I found the homes to be larger than I wanted, none with garages and more urban.Published 11 months ago by CLM
Rather disappointed. Expected a more informative book on off the grid building. Highlight some expensive houses. Nice to look at but not much useful information.Published 12 months ago by BrewIT
What a great book to explore the concepts of modular building, green construction, and just modern design in general. Full of definitions and useful facts. Read morePublished 14 months ago by WorrelldPeace