Our Favorite Books on Related Topics by Our Authors as well as by Other Building Biologists and Healthy Home Experts


"Dome Scrap Book" by George Swanson
The Dome Scrap Book, published in 1981, was inspired by the works of Buckminster Fuller. It distills George’s experiences designing and participating in building more than 300 geodesic dome structures in the Pacific Northwest from 1974 to 1981.

"Prescriptions for A Healthy House" by Paula Baker-Laporte, Erica Elliott, MD, and John Banta
Considered the bible on building a non-toxic healthy home. The authors include an architect and Bau-biologist, a family physician trained in environmental medicine, and an indoor environmental expert.

"Eco Nest -- Creating Sustainable Sanctuaries of Clay, Straw and Timber" by Paula Baker-Laporte and Robert Laporte
A beautiful compendium of the living spaces created by architect and Building Biologist, Paula Baker-Laporte and her builder husband, Robert Laporte. These buildings are built with nontoxic materials in a way that respects the environment around them and makes wise use of resources.

"The Good House Book: A Common Sense Guide to Alternative Homebuilding" by Clark Snell
This builder experienced in natural materials describes the use of straw bale, straw clay, cordwood and other time-tested building methods.

"Homes That Heal (And Those That Don't): How Your Home May Be Harming Your Family's Health" by Athena Thompson, BBEI
"An easy-to-understand introduction to the science of Building Biology® and how it applies towards new construction, remodels and the daily maintenance of a home. Solution-oriented and humorous, this book is full of advise and stories that empower people to take back their health on a daily basis. Includes a Healthy Home Quiz to get you started."

"Healthy Living Spaces -- Top 10 Hazards Affecting Your Health" by Daniel Stih, BBEI
Dan takes you through a step-by-step analysis of the causes of ill health in your home and what you can do to eliminate them. He covers mold, indoor air quality, toxic cleaning products, and other important topics.