The Integral Urban House

Berkeley, California - 1973

The Integral Urban House is a project of the Farallones Institute, a research and educational non-profit organization.  The book, The Integral Urban House: Self Reliant Living in the City, is the result of four years’ experience in living with and refining the systems of the Integral Urban House in Berkeley, California. The collaborative project became the combination of all participants’ skills toward the design and construction of a place that would test experimental, ecologically stable and resource-conserving living systems. At the center of the project, is the view that envisions an intimate connection between the urban habitat and natural systems. The hope of the project is to inspire and empower people with the information offered to act within their own communities to create places where people can live more sustainably.