Green Home Building and Sustainable Architecture

Sustainable architecture is an exciting and important field, with many people reviving traditional methods of building and others creating innovations to established practices. Kelly Hart, webmaster of the popular website www.greenhomebuilding.com, posts text and photos featuring what he discovers from around the world.

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Kelly Hart has been involved with green building concepts for much of his life. He has also worked in various fields of communication media, including still photography, cinematography, animation, video production and now website development. Kelly has lived in an earthbag/papercrete home that he built and consults about sustainable building design.

August 28, 2013

Rolling Shelter: Vehicles We Have Called Home



Are you interested in RV living? Rolling Shelter: Vehicles We Have Called Home is a personal account of Kelly and Rosana Hart's life in two different buses, three vans, two small motor homes, two travel trailers combined into one house, and two cars. Kelly tells stories about how they spent time exploring the western United States, Mexico and Guatemala, all the while living in various RV's. This book will inspire you and give you some ideas for how you might take advantage of vehicles to provide shelter in your life.

In full color, the book features over 200 photographs and 5 detailed floor plans. With descriptions of how the conversions were accomplished, it is valuable both as an overview of vehicular dwelling and as a construction manual for how you might convert your own.

One of the true joys of living in a vehicle is that it can be moved to new and exciting locations with relative ease. If you like to travel, but prefer to have your own bed and your own kitchen, then consider living in a motor home of some sort.

The chapters include: "Our First Bus Home" showing the artistic conversion of a school bus parked on the rugged California coast; "Extra Wheels" describes a versatile step van and a Navy radar van used as a film studio; "Van Dwelling" features a Ford Econoline van equipped for travel into remote places and a VW Vanagon camper; "Juniper Ridge" shows how they made a unique home combining two long travel trailers into one home that could accommodate some of their llamas; "Tortuga & CanDo" were both small Dolphin motor homes built on Toyota trucks; "Here & There" was a full scale conversion of a 40 foot inter-city bus in which they traveled around the western United States.
 

1 Comments:

Anonymous Lobby twink said...

Glad to know about this Rolling Shelter.Its an great idea.I think you take much effort to build this type of system.I like this blog because very awesome work done on the blog.Nice sharing.Its very different story.I am impressed from it.

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