Rural Crafts/Homes

Build Your Own Low Cost Log Home

$19.95
ISBN/SKU: 
978088266399
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Cabin Lessons: A Nail by Nail Tale

Cabin Lessons: A Nail by Nail Tale
$14.95

When carpenter Spike Carlsen and his wife set out with their recently blended family of five kids to build a cabin on the north shore of Lake Superior, they quickly realized that painting, parenting, and putting up drywall all come with both frustrations and unexpected rewards. Part building guide and part memoir, Cabin Lessons tells the wryly funny, heartwarming story of their eventful journey -- from buying an unforgiving plot of land on an eroding cliff to (finally) enjoying the lakeside hideaway of their dreams.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781612125671
Publication Date: 
2015-04-21
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Classic Hewn Log House

Classic Hewn Log House
$19.95

A classic of early American architecture, the hewn-log house has a unique rustic charm and character. In this engaging and informative guide, Charles McRaven provides illustrated step-by-step instructions that cover every aspect of building your own log house, from selecting the site and hewing the first log to laying the final chimney stone. Whether you're building a new house or restoring an old one, McRaven offers proven techniques and time-tested advice that will help you successfully create a warm and inviting hewn-log home.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781580175906
Publication Date: 
2005-04-01
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Earth-Sheltered Houses

Earth-Sheltered Houses
$27.95

The only how-to manual on the subject directed to mainstream owner-builders

An earth-sheltered, earth-roofed home has the least impact upon the land of all housing styles, leaving almost zero footprint on the planet.

Earth-Sheltered Houses is a practical guide for those who want to build their own underground home at moderate cost. It describes the benefits of sheltering a home with earth, including the added comfort and energy efficiency from the moderating influence of the earth on the home's temperature-keeping it warm in the winter and cool in the summer-low maintenance, and the protection against fire, sound, earthquake and storm afforded by the earth. Extra benefits from adding an earth or other living roof option include greater longevity of the roof substrate, fine aesthetics, and environmental harmony.

The book covers all of the various construction techniques involved including details on planning, excavation, footings, floor, walls, framing, roofing, waterproofing, insulation and drainage. Specific methods appropriate for the inexperienced owner-builder are a particular focus and include:

  • pouring one's own footings and/or floor
  • the use of dry-stacked (surface-bonded) concrete block walls
  • post-and-beam framing
  • plank-and-beam roofing, and
  • drainage methods and self-adhesive waterproofing membranes.
  • The time-tested, easy-to-learn construction techniques described in Earth-Sheltered Houses will enable readers to embark upon their own building projects with confidence, backed up by a comprehensive resources section that lists all the latest products such as waterproofing membranes, types of rigid insulation and drainage products that will protect the building against water damage and heat loss.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780865715219
    Publication Date: 
    2006-04-03
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    Essential Book of Homesteading

    Essential Book of Homesteading
    $24.95
    All the information you need to homestead--gathered in one ultimate, essential book!

    In barnyards and backyards, on rooftops and in alleyways, a movement is happening--the modern homesteading movement. Whether it's turning a lawn into a vegetable garden, getting a flock of chickens, or transforming cucumbers into pickles, people everywhere are taking charge of their own food supply. Ashley English, a major figure in the return to homesteading, gives newcomers her time-honored tips for successfully overseeing food production in their own homes. Totally updating material from her phenomenal homesteading books--Keeping Bees, Keeping Chickens, Canning & Preserving, and Home Dairy--this collection covers everything from preserving jams and jellies to whipping butter and keeping a hive of honeybees. Ashley provides entry points, troubleshooting tips, and inspiration for putting the food your family consumes back in your own hands.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781454710202
    Publication Date: 
    2017-04-04
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    Install Your Own Solar Panels

    Install Your Own Solar Panels
    $19.95
    Labor and related costs account for more than half of the price of the average home solar installation. But homeowners can save thousands of dollars with this user-friendly manual, which follows the same process professional contractors use. Through detailed directions and step-by-step photos, veteran solar installer Joseph Burdick and seasoned builder Philip Schmidt teach you how to determine the size, placement, and type of installation you'll need. This comprehensive DIY guide covers everything from assembling rooftop racking or building a ground-mount structure to setting up the electrical connections and making a battery bank for off-grid systems.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781612128252
    Publication Date: 
    2017-06-27
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    LOG HOMES MADE EASY

    LOG HOMES MADE EASY
    $19.95
    Third edition of the best-selling guide to building log homesExplores the myths and realities of log home construction, with tips on choosing an architect, planning the site, controlling costs, and moreIncludes detailed diagrams and additional resources for getting startedLog homes have come a long way from the wilderness cabins of colonial pioneers. With the advent of new technology and the ever-increasing skill sets of contractors, log homes have become one of the most luxurious kinds of homes in America. With multigabled rooflines and glass-fronted living areas, these sophisticated homes have captured the interest of architects and homeowners alike. In this third edition, Jim Cooper includes new information on "green" construction techniques and materials. Whether planning a new log home or simply interested in learning more, readers will find their questions answered here.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780811734790
    Publication Date: 
    2008-04-01
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    PREPPER'S GT SURVIVING NATURAL DISASTERS

    PREPPER'S GT SURVIVING NATURAL DISASTERS
    $21.99

    Ignorance is bliss only until reality barges in!

    Real disasters - floods, fires, tornadoes, hurricanes, chemical spills - occur every year. Prepper's Guide to Natural Disasters skips the hype and hysteria of less likely, apocalyptic scenarios and helps you understand, prepare for, and survive real threats to your family and home - events that affect hundreds of thousands of people every year.

    The Prepper's Guide to Natural Disasters helps you assess the real threats in your part of the country, then provides clear, detailed solutions to help you prepare for, survive and recover from the most common natural disasters, including floods, earthquakes, chemical releases, wildfires, winter storms, tornadoes, tech failures, economic collapse/civil unrest, terrorism, nuclear disasters, and pandemics.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781440235665
    Publication Date: 
    2013-06-25
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    Year at Clove Brook Farm: Gardening, Tending Flocks, Keeping Bees, Collecting Antiques, and Entertaining Friends

    Year at Clove Brook Farm: Gardening, Tending Flocks, Keeping Bees, Collecting Antiques, and Entertaining Friends
    $45.00
    Welcome to a year of sustainable living with renowned ceramicist Christopher Spitzmiller, with advice and inspiration for seasonal entertaining, gardening, tending heritage chickens, and more.

    Christopher Spitzmiller is known to his many friends and Instagram fans as the ultimate weekend farmer, who raises his own chicks, grows his own flowers, and puts up his own jam, cider, and honey. In his first book, he treats readers to a full year at his country retreat, Clove Brook Farm. Organized into four sections by season, the book begins with spring: the lilacs and appleblossoms, the dovecote with Indian fantail pigeons, Easter lunch, with daffodils and porcelain, and Spitzmiller's recipe for rhubarb pie. Summer brings hydrangeas, dahlias, readying the chickens for the Dutchess County Fair, and a garden cocktail party. Fall focuses on collecting, cider making, an orchard luncheon and a Thanksgiving table, honey-gathering, and planting bulbs. Winter closes the book with holiday decorating, gilding allium, a holiday buffet, and homemade gifts.

    Filled with tips on creating beautiful seasonal flower arrangements, living with animals, and garden planning, this is a wonderful resource and gift for anyone longing for farmstead living.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780847869749
    Publication Date: 
    2021-03-09
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