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I love the feel of this so much. It’s right up there with adobe housing I think in just how much I like it for what it is. Whimsical, reminds me of something gnomes or dwarves would do.

We could really use this in Florida but it’s all sand…
 
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I'm curious how this works. Does this seller have explicit permission to sell this? It appears that it is not Mike selling the book, so did the seller get rights to sell? I'm not trying to get anyone in trouble, mostly just curious what's stopping me from photocopying other peoples work and selling it here.
 
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Riley Hughes wrote:I'm curious how this works. Does this seller have explicit permission to sell this? It appears that it is not Mike selling the book, so did the seller get rights to sell? I'm not trying to get anyone in trouble, mostly just curious what's stopping me from photocopying other peoples work and selling it here.



The original seller was Mike, the author.  And when Mike died, all of his stuff went to his niece - the current seller.
 
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I give this 8 out of 10 acorns. It's dense and covers Mike's experience extensively, I do wish it was organized to have a more cohesive order of topics as some sections change abruptly.
 
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10/10

I first read Mike Oehler's books in 2010
while having Internet access within a
cord wood passive solar home
with glycol panels and pv panels with a 20K inverter system.

I would binge on Internet and library books
on everything permie-ish

Later I managed to get a digital copy of both his
underground book and his greenhouse book.

If his book hadn't been called underground
I would have missed it altogether
because at the time I knew nothing

Soon after I was searching everywhere for
anything and everything related.

I finally acquired this book and the greenhouse book
in used physical form this September.

My francophone friend who really doesn't read
was glued to them both. He told me he understood most of it
-- and he doesn't English!
Or read -- so that is how easy it is to understand Mike Oehler.
(My friend is from the olden days when boys from the bush really were
permanently pulled from school to cut and drag out trees  
with draft horses)

This book is worth your money and then some.
 
As if that wasn't enough, a dog then peed on the tiny ad.
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