Subtitled "flexible plans for your adobe home," and that's exactly what you'll find in this 200-page catalog. Included are 12 basic plans for both modern and traditional houses in many different configurations, along with photographs, diagrams, and CAD-generated images.
Paul Graham McHenry's oversized paperback lays the foundation for what you need to know before building your adobe home. Covers all aspects of construction from building codes to energy requirements, although no actual floor plans are included. A good practical resource for helping you decide whether to actually "do-it-yourself" or hire a builder.
This adobe book by Paul Graham McHenry is geared more toward the experienced builder, and can be a bit overwhelming for beginners. However if you're already familiar with adobe construction and want to understand the engineering and technical aspects behind it, this book is a great resource.
Architect William Lumpkins was an influential designer in the American Southwest. His plans in this series are patterned after Pueblo-style dwellings that were never executed, but provide examples of native architecture for modern times. The book includes 47 projects and 94 drawings of modern adobe homes, along with Pueblo source material and floor plans.
Author Marcia Southwick asks the practical questions: "Where will you put it?" and "What will you spend?" then provides no-nonsense information to answer them. The 235-page book has hundreds of photographs, drawings, and house plans, and is a good overview for those who are considering the adobe lifestyle.