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The Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking: Decorating, Dining, and the Gratifying Pleasures of Self-Sufficiency-on a Budget!
The Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking
Decorating, Dining, and the Gratifying Pleasures of Self-Sufficiency-on a Budget!
Paperback      ISBN: 0062014706
A homemaking guide for 20- and 30-somethings takes the stigma out of cooking and household chores and provides a host home projects--from great decorating ideas to growing strawberries on a fire escape. Original. 30,000 first printing.
House
House
Hardcover      ISBN: 0395363179
The author of "The Soul of a New Machine" analyzes the intimate details of building a new house from the point of view of those involved--from owners and architects to builders and carpenters
Garage: Reinventing the Place We Park
Garage
Reinventing the Place We Park
Hardcover      ISBN: 1561583782
An illustrated homage to the garage features more than 200 color photographs of more than 50 garages, offering suggestions to improve the style and efficiency of these spaces.
DIY Solar Projects: How to Put the Sun to Work in Your Home
DIY Solar Projects
How to Put the Sun to Work in Your Home
Paperback      ISBN: 1589236033
"Provides homeowners with do-it-yourslef information on building and installing a wide variety of solar projects for use in the home. Projects include water heaters, lights, heat pumps, charging stations and supplemental electricity"--
Independent Builder: Designing & Building a House Your Own Way
Independent Builder
Designing & Building a House Your Own Way
Paperback      ISBN: 0930031857
Presents building techniques, explains design principles, and discusses the planning process
The Good House Book: A Common-Sense Guide to Alternative Homebuilding
The Good House Book
A Common-Sense Guide to Alternative Homebuilding
Paperback      ISBN: 1579902812
From Lark Books and Natural Home magazine—which has a circulation of 200,000—comes an illustrated, unique guide to building an earth-friendly home. To create a dwelling that’s both ecologically sustainable and attractive, Natural Home magazine is the place to go. With this exquisitely illustrated guide, packed with 400 photos and illustrations, anyone can put environmentally friendly ideas into beautiful practice. Here’s an intelligent look at how a home is supposed to function and a variety of different building approaches. What’s important is finding the right solution to fit your individual needs, local climate, and natural resources. The broad range of topics covered include choosing a site; selecting materials; building with straw bale, cob, adobe, or rammed earth; and plugging into alternative home power systems. Interviews with six homeowners, and photos of the dream homes they built, provide invaluable insight.
Treehouses and Other Cool Stuff: 50 Projects You Can Build
Treehouses and Other Cool Stuff
50 Projects You Can Build
Paperback      ISBN: 1423603958
Provides instructions and plans for fifty projects for parents and children to build together, including a swinging treehouse, a model sailboat, and a totem pole.
Dare to Repair: A Do-it-herself Guide to Fixing Almost Anything in the Home
Dare to Repair
A Do-it-herself Guide to Fixing Almost Anything in the Home
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0060959843
Detailed step-by-step instructions and more than three hundred illustrations take busy women through seventy-five simple, do-it-yourself home repairs, from unclogging a toilet to installing a window guard, providing essential background information, safety tips, lists of necessary tools and materials, and how-to advice. Original.
Creative Patios
Creative Patios
Paperback      ISBN: 0764312782
Black & Decker Complete Home Repair
Black & Decker Complete Home Repair
Paperback      ISBN: 1589233557
Complemented by 2,300 photographs and illustrations, this comprehensive guide to home repair, renovation, and improvement features 350 practical projects that range from replacing old windows, to childproofing, along with new sections on choosing and selecting tools, home workshops, and home health, safety, and security, and peel-and-stick reminder labels to track home maintenance.