Adobe Homes for All Climates: Simple, Affordable and Earthquake-resistant Natural Building Techniques

Author(s): Lisa Schroder


Drawing on the experience of more than fifty major adobe projects since 1993, Adobe Homes for all Climates shows readers how to construct adobe homes more easily and safely, and with superior strength, durability, structural integrity, and aesthetic appeal, as compared to earthen homes of the past.


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Lisa Morey Schroder has a Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering and Management as well as a diploma in Architectural Design. She worked alongside Ogletree for five years before founding Adobe Building Systems, LLC. She has been involved in the design and planning stages of dozens of adobe homes and has years of hands-on experience in all aspects of adobe construction. Schroder lives with her husband and two children in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Preview of the Complete Construction Proces. Getting Started with Your Design. Materials for Adobe Construction. Preparation of Site, Equipment, and Materials. Adobe Madre Brick Types and Molds. Making an Adobe Mix. Adobe Brick Making. Adobe Brick Curing and Storage. Footings, Foundations, and Floors. Preparation for Adobe Wall Construction. The Crew for Adobe Wall Construction. Guidelines for Laying Adobe Bricks. Reinforcing in Detail. Creating the Reinforced Concrete Column. Preventing Cracks. Adobe Madre Scaffolding System. Electrical and Services. Installing Lintels. Installing Adobe Brick Arches. Installing Joinery. Installing a Bond-Beam. Wall Construction Process Overview. Choosing a Finish. Preparing Your Materials for Finishing. Wall Finish Application Methods.

General Fields

  • : 9781603582575
  • : Chelsea Green Publishing Co
  • : Chelsea Green Publishing Co
  • : October 2010
  • : 254mm X 203mm X 13mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Lisa Schroder
  • : Paperback
  • : 690.81
  • : 216
  • : full colour photos throughout and b&w plan drawings