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  • Green Building & Remodeling For Dummiesby Eric Corey Freed

    Wiley 2011; US$ 17.59

    Want to build responsibly, reduce waste, and help preserve the environment? Green Building & Remodeling For Dummies is your friendly, step-by-step guide to every facet of this Earth-friendly method of construction. Building a home—even a green home—uses plenty of resources and energy. This practical, hands-on book shows you how to... more...

  • Mail-Order Homesby Rebecca Hunter

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 9.95

    At the turn of the last century, the American middle class was expanding rapidly as homesteaders moved west and as trains took travellers across the country, where they established themselves in the depot towns that erupted along train lines. With that growth came the demand for new homes, and from that demand grew a new industry: mail-order homes.... more...

  • Homes for a Changing Climateby Will Anderson

    UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2009; US$ 22.00

    Homes for a Changing Climate celebrates the collected wisdom of traditional and contemporary responses to the challenges of climate and illustrates the many ways in which houses can be designed, built, and adapted to cope with these challenges. At the beginning of the 21st century, the world finally woke up to the reality of climate change and began... more...

  • Chicken Coopsby Judy Pangman

    Storey Publishing, LLC 2011; US$ 19.95

    Easy-to-care-for, productive, inexpensive, and full of personality, chickens are popping up in backyards throughout the country?in the suburbs, rural towns, and even on city plots. All it takes to keep a small flock is a bit of land and a properly designed coop. Just like houses, chicken coops come in all sizes and styles to meet the needs of any... more...

  • Be Your Own House Contractorby Carl Heldmann

    Storey Publishing, LLC 2012; US$ 16.95

    While building a home is not a simple task, expert Carl Heldmann shows that it is not as complicated as one might believe. With his sound advice, readers can act as their own house contractor and save a quarter - or more - of the cost of building a home. And without picking up a hammer! Heldmann explains each step of the home building process in... more...

  • The Big Book of Small House Designsby Don Metz; Catherine Tredway; Kenneth R. Tremblay; Lawrence Von Bamford

    Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers 2012; US$ 19.95

    75 unique designs for attractive, efficient, environmentally friendly homes. Now available in paperback, this collection of 75 plans for small homes offers more than 500 usable blueprints and other illustrations for a variety of living spaces suitable for every environment and style, from a New England farmhouse to a sophisticated townhouse in... more...

  • Build a Classic Timber-Framed Houseby Jack A. Sobon

    Storey Publishing, LLC 2012; US$ 21.95

    The classic timber-framed house is attractive, affordable, and easily expanded to meet the needs of a growing family. With the step-by-step instructions in this book you can build your own timber-framed house -- one that features a level of craftsmanship rare in modern construction. Following the traditional "hall-and-parlor" home design, architect... more...

  • House-Dreamsby Hugh Howard

    Algonquin Books 2001; US$ 23.95

    Imagine a house built and tailored to your every need and personal taste. Hugh Howard dreamed of such a house, and when he and his wife, Betsy, learn that they're expecting their second child, he seizes the opportunity to build a home for their growing family. Fifteen months later and just in time for the winter holidays, Howard, exhausted and... more...

  • The Modular Homeby Andrew Gianino

    Storey Publishing, LLC 2012; US$ 24.95

    Are you thinking about buying and building a modular home or addition? This comprehensive handbook covers everything you need to know, from choosing a dealer and working with a general contractor to selecting a floor plan, choosing customized details, and even planning the landscaping around the house. The emphasis is on top-quality materials and... more...

  • The Blacksmith's Craftby Charles McRaven

    Storey Publishing, LLC 2005; US$ 19.95

    Here is everything you need to know to make and repair your own metal tools, household items, hardware, or farm equipment. Simple and clear instructions, supplemented by step-by-step photography, show how to build a forge, make or acquire tools, and use those tools to create items of lasting beauty and durability. more...