Section 4: The House

Managing water, energy and waste are important for urban sustainability. Natural building, as it expresses itself in small structures, greenhouses, chicken coops, cob ovens and benches, is another way to get involved in DIY local culture.

This section provides how-to information on recycling greywater and storing rainwater in the city; energy savvy tips for home and work; waste management—from reduce, reuse and recycle, to building your own composting toilet. Natural building in cob, bamboo, straw and recycled materials is covered, as well as natural paints and pigments for inside and outside the home.

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