Current Issue
Current Issue


Current Issue
Current Issue




The Owner Builder has an online shop!
The Owner Builder SHOP



Reviews
The following are reviews of books from various issues. We hope you will find them useful.

             #211 - 'Steel Yourself' & 'Tinkering'
             #206 - 'RetroSuburbia'
             #204 - 'Essential Hempcrete Construction, E. Prefab Straw Bale Construction, E. Building Science'
             #202 - 'Eco-Homes, Positive Energy Homes, Sustainable Compromises'
             #201 - 'Fat Chick Goes AWOL'
             #200 - 'The EcoNest Home'
             #199 - 'A Way Home', 'Changing Gears' and 'Wilderness Life DIY'
             #198 - 'Learn to Timber Frame' and 'Warm House Cool House'
             #197 - Light Earth Building
             #196 - The Building of the Queensland House, Brisbane House Styles
             #195 - 'Microshelters', 'The New Small House'
             #193 - 'Eco-Home Design Guide', 'Building Better'(~500KB)
             #192 - 'Designed for the Future', 'The Energy-Freedom Home'(~500KB)
             #191 - 'Mud Ball'(~200KB)
             #190 - 'Inside the Art Studio' & 'Straw Bale House Building Workshop'(~800KB)
             #189 - 'Be Your Own Builder' (~200KB)
             #188 - 'retrash' (~200KB)
             #187 - 'Tree houses' & 'Building with Cob' (~700KB)
             #186 - 'The Hempcrete Book' & 'Montsalvat' (~250KB)
             #185 - 'Earthen Floors' (~150KB)
             #184 - 'The Backyard Homestead Book of Building Projects' (~150KB)
             #183 - 'Architecture of Yemen' (~150KB)
             #182 - 'Cordwood Construction' (~200KB)
             #181 - 'Earth Render' and 'Modern Earth Buildings' (~100KB)
             #180 - 'Local Sustainable Homes' (~65KB)
             #179 - 'Just Enough / Sheltermaker's Manual' (~150KB)
             #178 - 'Living Homes' (~100KB)
             #177 - 'The Natural Building Companion' (~100KB)
             #176 - 'How to Build a Mud Brick House' (~100KB)
             #175 - 'Small Houses' and 'The Accessible Home' (~150KB)
             #174 - Building with Bamboo, Natural Swimming Pools, Best Australian Architecture,
                 and Sustainability and the old Australian House(~250KB)
             #173 - Today's Owner Builder; The Owner Builder (~160KB)
             #172 - Mosaics & Stone House Construction (~260KB)
             #171 - Woodwork for Women (~100KB)
             #170 - Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter (~100KB)
             #169 - Mud Brick Techniques (~100KB)
             #168 - Homes That Heal; Prescriptions for A Healthy House (~180KB)
             #166 - Barefoot Architect; Diary of an Eco-Builder; Homes for a changing climate
             #165 - Building Decks; Building Kitchen Cabinets (~150KB)
             #162 - Building with Hemp (~100KB)
             #161 - Pole Frame Magic (~100KB)
             #160 - Build your own earth oven, Rocket Mass Heaters (~100KB)
             #159 - Various Straw Bale Building Book Reviews (~350KB)
             #158 - The Complete Bushfire Safety Book, Essential Bushfire Safety Tips (~150KB)
             #157 - The Long Emergency, Earth Garden Water Book (~100KB)
             #156 - Building Today's Green Home, Your Green Home (~200KB)
             #155 - Earth Architecture, The Architecture of Yemen (~250KB)
             #154 - Not So Big Remodeling, Natural Remodeling for the Not-So-Green House, Green Remodeling
             #153 - Concrete Countertops, Australian Earth-Covered and Green Roof Building DVD
             #152 - Building with Logs, The Owner-Built Log House
             #151 - Natural Swimming Pools
             #149 - Building with Awareness, Natural Building
             #148 - Little House on a Small Planet, Using Natural Finishes, Stone Primer
             #147 - Stoneview
             #146 - Green Building, The Green Self-Build Book
             #145 - You Can Build a Straw Bale House, DVD Home-Study Program
             #144 - The Natural Plaster Book, The Art of Natural Building
             #143 - The Beauty of Straw Bale Homes, The Rammed Earth House
             #142 - Sheds: The Do-It-Yourself Guide for Backyard Builders
             #141 - Earth-Sheltered Houses; The Woman on the Mountain
             #139 - EcoNest - Creating Sustainable Sanctuaries of Clay Straw and Timber
             #138 - Building with Earth; Building with Straw
             #137 - Building Your Straw Bale Home
             #136 - Living the Good Life, Building with Cob
             #135 - Small Strawbale
             #134 - The Hand-Sculpted House
             #134 - Earthbag Building
             #133 - Building with Rammed Earth
             #132 - Built by Hand, vernacular buildings around the world
             #129 - Practical Straw Bale Building
             #128 - The Not So Big House, Stone House, Your Home DVD
             #127 - The House Book, Making your home sustainable, The Earth Garden Water Book
             #126 - Building with earth bricks & rammed earth in Aus., Bulletin 5 Earth-wall construction
             #123 - The New Strawbale Home
             #93 - A Place of My Own
             #51 - Building out termites