Leeding the Way
Review by: Mark Palm
I am an absolute sucker for what many people call “extreme” homes, so I really enjoyed Leeding The Way, ed. By E. Ashley Rooney, Ross Cann, Adam Prince and Virge Temme. The books takes you through over fifty designs for environmentally friendly houses. All of these buildings are meant to be healthy, comfortable and sustainable, using as few chemicals and as little energy as possible. All of that is shown with beautiful pictures, and clear, understandable text. What grabbed me the most, though, is just how beautiful most of these homes are.
Reading this book will definitely show that there is no reason to sacrifice aesthetics while designing, building and living in a sustainable “Green “house. There is a staggering variety of designs as well, from cabins to prefabricated and renovated homes. The descriptions of the homes, and what goes into their design and construction is crystal clear, and in case you don’t know what you are reading about there is a very helpful glossary. What makes this book such a joy for me was how often my jaw dropped at the beauty and ingenuity of these wonderful constructions? So you can enjoy this as eyes candy, and it’s all environmentally sound to boot. You can’t beat that.