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Babies and Other Hazards of Sex: How to Make a Tiny Person in Only 9 Months, with Tools You Probably Have around the Home

In this classic crack-up of a book, Dave Barry gives his wacky perspective on sex, childbirth, parenting and other forms of slow, cruel torture.

In Babies and Other Hazards of Sex, Dave exposes natural childbirth for what it is: a pop phenomenon of the 1960s that, along with paisley bell-bottoms and creative sideburns, deserves a rest. He examines the new federal law requiring prospective fathers to free themselves from their self-made macho prisons--to laugh, cry, love and just generally behave like certified wimps.

Dave also reveals, for the first time in print, the secret chant for painless childbirth.

Then learn why no secret chant could possibly take a woman's mind off the fact that she is in such pain that she wants a gigantic comet to crash into the earth and kill her and her husband and the dotor and the nurses and everyone else in the world.

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Tiny House Living: Ideas For Building and Living Well In Less than 400 Square Feet

Tiny House, Large Lifestyle!

Tiny homes are popping up across America, captivating people with their novel approach not only to housing, but to life. Once considered little more than a charming oddity, the tiny house movement continues to gain momentum among those who thirst for a simpler, "greener," more meaningful life in the face of society's "more is better" mindset.

This book explores the philosophies behind the tiny house lifestyle, helps you determine whether it's a good fit for you, and guides you through the transition to a smaller space. For inspiration, you'll meet tiny house pioneers and hear how they built their dwellings (and their lives) in unconventional, creative and purposeful ways. They'll invite you in, show you around their cozy abodes, and share lessons they learned along the way.

Inside you'll find everything you need to design a tiny home of your own:

  • Worksheets and exercises to help you home in on your true needs, define personal goals, and develop a tiny house layout that's just right for you.
  • Practical strategies for cutting through clutter and paring down your possessions.
  • Guidance through the world of building codes and zoning laws.
  • Design tricks for making the most of every square foot, including multi-function features and ways to maximize vertical space.
  • Tours of 11 tiny houses and the unique story behind each.
Tiny House Living is about distilling life down to that which you value most...freeing yourself from clutter, mortgages and home maintenance...and, in doing so, making more room in everyday life for the really important things, like relationships, passions and community. Whether you downsize to a 400-square-foot home or simply scale back the amount of stuff you have in your current home, this book shows you how to live well with less.

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Shipping Container Homes: The Ultimate Guide To Building Shipping Container Homes For Sustainable Living, Including Plans, Tips, Cool Ideas, And More!

Start Your Very Own DIY Shipping Containers At Home

A project so easy you can do it all by yourself!

Buy this book NOW and get better perspective on its 2nd Edition.

If you want to build your own shipping container home while spending less amount of cash, then keep reading!

Shipping container homes are once again becoming popular trend in the midst of today’s most recent home innovations. This is because there are still plenty of people who opt for a sustainable lifestyle.

Shipping Container Homes: The Ultimate Guide To Building Shipping Container Homes For Sustainable Living, Including Plans, Tips, Cool Ideas, And More will show you that you can start building your own dwelling by using materials that might already have. Plus, this book is now on its 2nd EDITION so it only gets better!

This is what you’ll find in the book:

  • What Are Shipping Containers And How Can They Become Homes?
  • Shipping Containers And Sustainable Living
  • How To Obtain A Shipping Container
  • Risks Involved With Shipping Container Homes
  • Benefits To Shipping Container Homes
  • Planning And Designing Your Shipping Container Home
  • Foundation Options For Your Shipping Container Home
  • When Your Shipping Container Arrives On Site
  • And so much more!

Building your own shipping container home allows you to create, design, and modify your place of safety however you want it. This project definitely calls for the creative in you! Not only that, you’ll find out that you can still find comfort in a home that is both ecological and economical.

So what are you waiting for?! Don’t miss the 2nd EDITION!

Get your own copy now!

Enjoy!

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Best-Selling 1-Story Home Plans, Updated 4th Edition: Over 360 Dream-Home Plans in Full Color (Creative Homeowner) Craftsman, Country, Contemporary, and Traditional Designs with 250+ Color Photos

If you're planning to build your own one-story dream home, this extensive collection will show you the best selling and most stylish designs available today!

  • More than 360 plans to help you find & build your dream home
  • More than 250 color photos of finished 1-story homes
  • Home plans from top architects and designers from all over North America
  • Wide variety of styles and sizes suited for any budget, from Traditional Ranch style to Country Craftsman cottages
  • Special sections featuring outdoor living trends, kitchen design ideas, today's top features in a home, & how to maximize your living space
  • CAD blueprint files available for order, for easy customizing

More than 350 home plans were selected for Best-Selling 1-Story Home Plans, Updated 4th Edition as most desirable based on actual sales data.

From convenient ranch homes to traditional cottages, you'll find a wide variety of styles and sizes here to meet your budget. And with complete construction blueprints available for each and every house shown, you can build your special home just the way you want!

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Vacation Homes and Log Cabins

Using five basic construction techniques: conventional wood-frame, A-frame, pole-frame, concrete masonry, and log cabin, here are 16 complete plans for cabins, vacation homes, and low-cost permanent homes.
Designed for economy of material and labor and for efficiency and usefulness, the buildings range from a 10' by 14' one-room cabin with front porch to a two-bedroom tenant house. Also included are plans for a three-room frame cabin, 14' by 18' frame cabin, 24' by 24' frame cabin, 24' by 24' concrete-block cabin, two-bedroom frame cabin with sleeping loft, 24' by 36' A-frame vacation home, all-purpose 24' by 24' A-frame cabin, two five-room log cabins, three-room log cabin, one-bedroom pole-frame cabin, one-room pole-frame cabin, and a two-bedroom frame vacation home.
Preceding each plan is a sketch of the finished building and a floor plan. Hints on construction, materials, location, and use are given as well as alternative floor plans, heating and plumbing systems, possible installments and additions, suggestions for roofing, siding, etc.
These sixteen plans were compiled by the Cooperative Farm Building Exchange. All of the plans and buildings have been tested and approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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Tiny Homes on the Move: Wheels and Water (The Shelter Library of Building Books)

Tiny Homes on the Move chronicles 21st-century nomads — people who inhabit homes that are compact and mobile, either on wheels or in the water. In photos and stories, this fascinating book explores modern travelers who live in vans, pickup trucks, buses, trailers, sailboats, and houseboats that combine the comforts of home with the convenience of being able to pick up and go at any time. With over 1,000 color photos accompanying the stories and descriptions of these moveable sanctuaries, this is a valuable and inspirational book for anyone thinking outside the box about shelter.
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Trailersteading: How to Find, Buy, Retrofit, and Live Large in a Mobile Home

All the advantages of a tiny house at a fraction of the cost! 

Imagine what you could do with your time if you didn't have to spend $16,000 a year on rent or a mortgage. Old single-wide mobile homes can often be found for free (and installed for a couple of thousand dollars) in rural areas, so trailersteading is akin to dumpster-diving. A trailer allows you to live without debt, to keep your ecological footprint to a minimum with energy bills at or below the national average, and even to blend right in alongside traditional-house dwellers after a few years.

Trailersteading profiles thirteen mobile-home dwellers who have used trailers as a stepping stone toward achieving their dreams. Some have spent the cash saved to expedite renovations involving extra insulation, pitched roofs, classy interiors, and even basements, while the found money has allowed others to go off the grid. Many also took advantage of a low-cost housing option to pursue their passions, becoming full-time homemakers or homesteaders.

In addition to the case studies, this book presents easy methods of minimizing the negative sides of trailer life and accentuating the positive. For example, did you know a single-wide is easy to retrofit for passive solar heating? That a simple plant-covered trellis can break up the blockiness of the trailer's external appearance? Learn which parts of installing and upgrading your trailer are easy for a DIYer and which parts should be left to the experts, along with how to cheaply heat and cool a mobile home....

Life in the English Country House: A Social and Architectural History

This best-selling book is a beautifully illustrated history of the English country house from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century. In it, renowned architectural historian Mark Girouard presents a rare and revealing glimpse of the English upper classes―their public and personal lives, their servants, and their homes.

 

"A deeply important book, one of the most interesting contributions to architectural history."―J. H. Plumb, The New York Review of Books

 

"A survey of country houses through the past five centuries, from a broad range of materials: family archives, literature, plans and photographs.... The book itself is a physical artifact of surpassing beauty which could fit on the grandest table in the houses it describes."―David Hackett Fischer, The New Republic

 

"Informative, balanced, knowledgeable, and witty."―The New Yorker

 

"This enthralling and immensely informative book...tells with wit, scholarship, and lucidity how the country house evolved to meet the needs and reflect the social attitudes of the times."―Philip Ziegler, The Times

 

"One of those very useful and very enjoyable books that the learned can seldom write, and the entertaining seldom achieve―clear, detailed, and witty."―Angus Wilson, The Observer

 

Winner of the 1978 Duff Cooper Memorial Prize and the W. H. Smith & Son Annual Literary Award for 1979.

 

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Weird Homes: The People and Places That Keep Austin Strangely Wonderful

A welcome mat to some of Austin's most inspirational homes!

Have you ever walked through your neighborhood, taken a look at a weird house, and thought “Who lives there?” or, “What in the world does it look like inside?” We’ve all been curious, which is why the founders of the Weird Homes Tour™ began their strange and wonderful journey.

Three years later, they’ve opened the doors and unlatched the windows of dozens of Texas’s strangest homes for thousands of onlookers. Why? To show that design really has no boundaries. And that we would rather neighbors be strange than be strangers. Like many other communities around the world, Austin can be fun, irreverent, outside the box, innovative, dynamic, proud, strange, and so much more. You just need to know where to look.

This gorgeous book features the one-of-a-kind Austin homes that started it all for the Weird Homes Tour. Page by page, we proudly present these homes and the weird people who live in them, many of whom designed and built their awe-inspiring dwellings by hand. From grand, historic haunts to treehouses and dumpster dwellings, you’re guaranteed to find something that will inspire design changes in your own home....

365 Daily Do Its: Organizing Tips and Challenges to Help You Get (and Stay) Organized Throughout the Year

So... what are Daily Do It's you ask? Daily Do Its are daily organizing tips and challenges that help you get organized throughout the year in a way that will ALSO help you maintain organization for years to come. Some are quick and easy; and some are more challenging than others.

How it works: Do each daily task (every month) as shown - OR - each month, simply choose the tasks that are most important to you and get those done.
 
It's completely up to YOU!
·If you want to challenge yourself...do as many as you can.
·If you want to be more organized in certain areas of your life and/or home...choose the ones that you think will be most beneficial.
·If you just want to improve your organizational skills, and maybe learn a few great organizing tips along the way...read through and mark those that interest you.
 
If you miss a day, it's okay; just start again tomorrow. It's like going to the gym...yes, it's better to keep up with it each day if you'd like the most beneficial results. But, YOU are in control and can choose how much you'd like to get done at your own pace. 

Bottom line... YOU CAN DO IT!!!  You CAN get organized! 

Remember... "Organization isn't about perfection; it's about efficiency, reducing stress and clutter, saving time and money and improving your overall quality of life." - Christina Scalise, Organize Your Life and More

For more information, please visit...OrganizeYourLifeAndMore.com
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Shipping Container Homes: Plans, Tips And Ideas – Learn How To Build Your Own Comfortable Shipping Container Home! (Shipping Container, Shipping Container Home Plans, Tiny Houses)

Shipping Container Homes

Plans, Tips And Ideas - Learn How To Build Your Own Comfortable Shipping Container Home!

Planning to build a new home but in a unique way then shipping container homes are one of the perfect options for you. You don’t know about shipping container homes. No need to worry, read this e-book and get all the required information about shipping container homes. Shipping container homes are unique and easy to make. Shipping container house is easy to construct, and you just have to keep few things in your mind. This book will tell you about all this stuff. I hope this book will help you in constructing your shipping container home. Read it and start building one. Hope you will enjoy this book.

Here is a preview of what you'll learn:

  • What are shipping container homes
  • Pros and cons of shipping container homes
  • Types of shipping containers
  • Foundation for container homes
  • Roofing options you have for shipping container homes
  • How you can build one for yourself
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Tiny Houses Built with Recycled Materials: Inspiration for Constructing Tiny Homes Using Salvaged and Reclaimed Supplies

Join the tiny house trend!
 
The tiny house movement is a big trend with a very small footprint. Extremely small house, with less than 1,000 square feet of space, are environmentally friendly, less expensive than typical homes, and often movable. Tiny Houses Built with Recycled Materials is full of ideas for using reclaimed materials and upcycled goods to construct a tiny house that is good for the earth and truly unique. Ryan Mitchell, author of The Tiny Life blog, shows you how to repurpose everyday items to create your new home, including shipping containers, salvaged barn wood, and reclaimed shingles.

Featuring profiles on tiny house owners with photographs and floor plans of the homes, ideas on where to find materials, and what to look for and avoid when selecting reclaimed materials, Tiny Houses Built with Recycled Materials is a unique book perfect for your biggest DIY project yet!...

Miniature Terrariums: Tiny Glass Container Gardens Using Easy-to-Grow Plants and Inexpensive Glassware

Add a whimsical touch of green to any space: at work, at home, in your dorm room—even in your car!

A self-contained garden in a small glass container—imaginative, complete and easy to care for. That's the beauty of a terrarium. Coming to you from Japan, where simplicity is all things is paramount, this book is full of ideas for creating the perfect little Japanese garden using repurposed glass containers—a lab flask, a wine glass, a mason jar, or an inexpensive glass box or hanging bulb.

In this mini terrarium gardening book you'll learn how to create:
  • Moss and fern terrariums—bushy, soft and green
  • Air plant terrariums—great for hanging in your bedroom or kitchen
  • Terrariums with succulents—including some that change color with the seasons
  • Captivating combinations of flowering plants, dry zone plants, mosses, epiphytes and other mixes
Included are tips for selecting your containers and arranging your soils, stones and plants so that your tiny garden stays healthy and beautiful in its glass home for many years to come....

Humble Homes, Simple Shacks, Cozy Cottages, Ramshackle Retreats, Funky Forts: And Whatever The Heck Else We Could Squeeze In Here

This Old House meets Wayne’s World in this zany guide to designing and building tiny homes

 

Derek Diedricksen has always had a love for small, modest houses ever since his father gave him the book Tiny Tiny Houses by Lester Walker for his tenth birthday. Combining his artistic abilities, wild imagination, and his passion for small houses, he self-published Humble Homes, Simple Shacks, Cozy Cottages, Ramshackle Retreats, Funky Forts, and Whatever the Heck Else we could Squeeze in Here in 2009. This book is a collection of Diedricksen’s creative/imaginative sketches for building small houses, shacks, cottages, and forts.

 

The sketches are accompanied with hand-written commentary, both instructive and comical. Derek’s main purpose is to get your creative juices flowing and encourage you to get off the couch and use your hands. Believing that specific building plans squash creativity, he avoids too many detailed instructions, giving you the chance to put your own creative spin on your very own small abode (even if it is just in your imagination).  

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Air Plant Care and Design: Tips and Creative Ideas for the World’s Easiest Plants

Air plants, also known as tillandsia, are some of the easiest plants to grow, which helps explain why they’re popping up in stores across the country and appearing in magazines, on blogs, and all over Pinterest. The amazing thing about air plants is that they use their roots to anchor themselves to an object, which allows them to grow in a variety of locations naturally. This flexibility of growth makes air plants ideal for decoration of home and office.

While air plants are known for being easy to grow, they still do need attention to survive and live a healthy life. If taken care of, tillandsia will live for several years and will even provide “pups” for additional years of enjoyment! Authors Meriel and Ryan Lesseig are air plant enthusiasts who turned their passion into profit with Air Plant Design Studio, an e-commerce site that sells all things air plants. Here they share tips for properly caring for air plants as well as inspiration and instruction for a myriad of ways to use air plants to enhance your space or event, including air plant wedding bouquets, wall art, terrariums, wreaths, and more.

Air plants can enhance the design of any space, big or small. This beautiful, inspiring and practical guide is the perfect introduction to the wacky, hip, gorgeous world of air plants.
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Shipping Container Homes: A Guide on How to Build and Move into Shipping Container Homes with Examples of Plans and Designs

Take the first step to realizing your dream of building and living in your very own Shipping Container Home!

The purpose of this guide is to provide a detailed walk-through of each step of the process of shipping container selection, transport, foundation, utilities, modification, and finishing. In each chapter, one aspect of construction is explored in depth, beginning with the planning process and extending through to the completed home. Included in each chapter are pictures of each stage of construction, providing real-life examples to help put the theory into tangible terms. Even though this guide is not a manual to building a specific home, it still provides valuable insights you can apply to each step of the building process. Take your first step now by scrolling up and selecting the "Add to Cart" button!...

The Complete Home Collection: Over 130 Charming and Open Floor Plans for Your Family in a Variety of Architectural Styles, From Tiny Houses to Luxury Homes

Your home. The location, style, layout, and materials say a lot about who you are and how you live your life, and the right home will perfectly complement your family and be a partner in all that you do. This collection of over 130 plans offers beautiful homes of all sizes, with options that fit in every setting and for every style, from storybook cottages, French Country estates, and Tuscan villas, to charming Craftsman bungalows and Contemporary stunners. Each floor plan, from the very small to the very large and everything in between, is designed for optimal flow and comfort, with thoughtful details and attention to how you want to live now, and well into the future. With considerations as to how to live your best life at any age and on any footprint, these homes include indoor and outdoor space for entertaining, ample master suites, gourmet kitchens open to living areas, and careful attention to allow for seamless aging in place.
The Complete Home Collection from Rocky Mountain Plan Company includes 138 of our favorite floor plans, giving you plenty of options and ideas about how to live your best life in your dream home. With options ranging from tiny houses to luxury estates, you’ll find floor plans that inspire for homes that will bring you comfort, peace, and energy at the square footage and architectural style that suits you best.

This collection includes:

  • 138 stunning open floor plans ranging from 440-7910 square feet that are designed to fit your family and complement your lifestyle, including 68 ranch plans and 70 two story home plans
  • Features on Craftsman, Contemporary, Southwest, European, French Country, Lodge, Prairie, Spanish, Tuscan, Traditional, and Victorian architecture to help you find your style, with house plans to match
  • Floor plans for homes that fit your lifestyle, including tiny houses, pocket neighborhood homes, mid-size plans, and luxury homes
  • Examples of how Rocky Mountain Plan Company can adjust a floor plan you love into an alternative architectural style to create your ideal home...
  • Shipping Container Homes: The complete guide to shipping container homes, tiny houses, and container home plans!

    SHIPPING CONTAINER HOMES

    Grab this GREAT physical book now at a limited time discounted price!

    Inside this book, you will discover exactly what shipping container homes are, what the benefits are, what permits you need to build one, and how to get started.

    Utilizing shipping containers in your building design doesn’t only provide you will a unique looking house. They can also reduce cost, building time, and even make your home even more eco-friendly!

    This book takes you step by step through the building process, and highlights the different considerations you’ll need to make in the planning process. Also included are some sample floor plans to give you some ideas as to what features your home could include!

    Here Is What You'll Learn About Inside...
    • An Introduction To Container Homes
    • What Permits You'll Need
    • The Pros & Cons Of Container Homes
    • Purchasing A Container
    • Living Off Of The Grid
    • Designing Your Container Home
    • Insulation
    • How Much Your Build Will Cost
    • What To Consider During Your Build
    • Much, Much More!


    Scroll up now & order your copy of this fantastic book today!...

    How to Build Treehouses, Huts and Forts

    A treehouse is a wonderful idea, but how in the name of creation do you actually build one? In this delightfully illustrated handbook, David Stiles, the unofficial world grandmaster of the treehouse, shows how.

    Not assuming anything about the treehouse builder, Stiles starts with the basics: how to nail, how to buy wood, what kind of screws and nails to use.

    Then it's on to an A-frame design so simple that it can be built in a weekend out of four sheets of plywood, followed by lean-tos, a tree hut, and a Tarzan-style jungle hideaway. There are also forts of every description, including a 21-foot-tall lookout tower modeled on one George Washington built to keep an eye on the redcoats.

    Stiles also adds a design for a snowball catapult, an igloo and even a Nerf-loaded cannon.

    Written for children, with an adult peeking over their shoulder, Stiles's TREEHOUSES, HUTS, & FORTS is a dreamer's handbook, offering practical results.
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    Tiny House Living: Ideas For Building and Living Well In Less than 400 Square Feet

    Tiny House, Large Lifestyle!

    Tiny homes are popping up across America, captivating people with their novel approach not only to housing, but to life. Once considered little more than a charming oddity, the tiny house movement continues to gain momentum among those who thirst for a simpler, "greener," more meaningful life in the face of society's "more is better" mindset.

    This book explores the philosophies behind the tiny house lifestyle, helps you determine whether it's a good fit for you, and guides you through the transition to a smaller space. For inspiration, you'll meet tiny house pioneers and hear how they built their dwellings (and their lives) in unconventional, creative and purposeful ways. They'll invite you in, show you around their cozy abodes, and share lessons they learned along the way.

    Inside you'll find everything you need to design a tiny home of your own:

    • Worksheets and exercises to help you home in on your true needs, define personal goals, and develop a tiny house layout that's just right for you.
    • Practical strategies for cutting through clutter and paring down your possessions.
    • Guidance through the world of building codes and zoning laws.
    • Design tricks for making the most of every square foot, including multi-function features and ways to maximize vertical space.
    • Tours of 11 tiny houses and the unique story behind each.
    Tiny House Living is about distilling life down to that which you value most...freeing yourself from clutter, mortgages and home maintenance...and, in doing so, making more room in everyday life for the really important things, like relationships, passions and community. Whether you downsize to a 400-square-foot home or simply scale back the amount of stuff you have in your current home, this book shows you how to live well with less.

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    Shipping Container Homes: A Guide on How to Build and Move into Shipping Container Homes with Examples of Plans and Designs

    Take the first step to realizing your dream of building and living in your very own Shipping Container Home!

    The purpose of this guide is to provide a detailed walk-through of each step of the process of shipping container selection, transport, foundation, utilities, modification, and finishing. In each chapter, one aspect of construction is explored in depth, beginning with the planning process and extending through to the completed home. Included in each chapter are pictures of each stage of construction, providing real-life examples to help put the theory into tangible terms. Even though this guide is not a manual to building a specific home, it still provides valuable insights you can apply to each step of the building process. Take your first step now by scrolling up and selecting the "Add to Cart" button!...

    Camper Rehab: A Guide to Buying, Repairing, and Upgrading Your Travel Trailer

    Camper Rehab is your top to bottom guide to getting any camper trailer ready to hit the road in a style to match your dreams.

    Old campers have an appeal that reaches back in time and can send your imagination soaring. Let's face it: they are cool. Who hasn't seen one parked on a boulevard with a "for sale" sign and pictured it bouncing along behind the family car, ready for adventure and fun

    Unfortunately, campers are not quite homes, they are not quite cars, and they have their own unique systems and demands that make fixing and upgrading a challenge. Even if you have plenty of DIY experience, a camper speaks a foreign language. Consider Camper Rehab your Rosetta Stone for the language of Shasta, Dutchmen, or Airstream.

    This book is a top-to-bottom guide to getting a fifth-wheel, teardrop, or other camper trailer ready for the road and beyond. From basic troubleshooting to electrical and plumbing projects, replacing interior surfaces, and clever (sometimes "retro") decorating ideas, this book uses detailed illustrations, color photography, and a wealth of step-by-step, how-to information to get help you get your travel trailer into shape for your next big--or little--adventure.

    And in case you haven't pulled the trigger on that trailer you're eying on Craigslist just yet, Camper Rehab also walks you through the process of evaluating a potential purchase, identifying which issues are fixable and which are dealbreakers, as well as how to spot hidden problems. Written by accomplished DIY author Chris Peterson, whose light and approachable tone is coupled with the hardworking DIY information you need, Camper Rehab is a must-have for any camper owner or dreamer.
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    Fairy House: How to Make Amazing Fairy Furniture, Miniatures, and More from Natural Materials

    Fairy House is a fascinating adventure into the making of miniscule kingdoms of the fairytale realm from objects found in nature. Through more than 350 clear, detailed, full-color photographs and understandable yet whimsical guidance, the reader will learn to fashion intricate, tiny cups from acorn pods and grapevine tendrils, dreamlike beds from delicate flowers and leaves, and an amazing array of other beautiful and unique pieces that will inspire the reader to find their true artistic ability and imagination. A photo gallery of other stunning pieces provides the reader with more possibilities to create.

    Projects include:

    The Forest Cottage

    The Fairy Garden

    Princess Canopy Bed

    Garden Wishing Well

    Tower for the Elfin King

    The Gardener's Wagon

    Fairyland Gazebo

    The Fairyboat Bed

    Woodland Characters

    and many more!

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    Microshelters: 59 Creative Cabins, Tiny Houses, Tree Houses, and Other Small Structures

    If you dream of living in a tiny house, or creating a getaway in the backwoods or your backyard, you’ll love this gorgeous collection of creative and inspiring ideas for tiny houses, cabins, forts, studios, and other microshelters. Created by a wide array of builders and designers around the United States and beyond, these 59 unique and innovative structures show you the limits of what is possible. Each is displayed in full-color photographs accompanied by commentary by the author. In addition, Diedricksen includes six sets of building plans by leading designers to help you get started on a microshelter of your own. You’ll also find guidelines on building with recycled and salvaged materials, plus techniques for making your small space comfortable and easy to inhabit.


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    Best-Selling 1-Story Home Plans, Updated 4th Edition: Over 360 Dream-Home Plans in Full Color (Creative Homeowner) Craftsman, Country, Contemporary, and Traditional Designs with 250+ Color Photos

    If you're planning to build your own one-story dream home, this extensive collection will show you the best selling and most stylish designs available today!

    • More than 360 plans to help you find & build your dream home
    • More than 250 color photos of finished 1-story homes
    • Home plans from top architects and designers from all over North America
    • Wide variety of styles and sizes suited for any budget, from Traditional Ranch style to Country Craftsman cottages
    • Special sections featuring outdoor living trends, kitchen design ideas, today's top features in a home, & how to maximize your living space
    • CAD blueprint files available for order, for easy customizing

    More than 350 home plans were selected for Best-Selling 1-Story Home Plans, Updated 4th Edition as most desirable based on actual sales data.

    From convenient ranch homes to traditional cottages, you'll find a wide variety of styles and sizes here to meet your budget. And with complete construction blueprints available for each and every house shown, you can build your special home just the way you want!

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    Camper Rehab: A Guide to Buying, Repairing, and Upgrading Your Travel Trailer

    Camper Rehab is your top to bottom guide to getting any camper trailer ready to hit the road in a style to match your dreams.

    Old campers have an appeal that reaches back in time and can send your imagination soaring. Let's face it: they are cool. Who hasn't seen one parked on a boulevard with a "for sale" sign and pictured it bouncing along behind the family car, ready for adventure and fun

    Unfortunately, campers are not quite homes, they are not quite cars, and they have their own unique systems and demands that make fixing and upgrading a challenge. Even if you have plenty of DIY experience, a camper speaks a foreign language. Consider Camper Rehab your Rosetta Stone for the language of Shasta, Dutchmen, or Airstream.

    This book is a top-to-bottom guide to getting a fifth-wheel, teardrop, or other camper trailer ready for the road and beyond. From basic troubleshooting to electrical and plumbing projects, replacing interior surfaces, and clever (sometimes "retro") decorating ideas, this book uses detailed illustrations, color photography, and a wealth of step-by-step, how-to information to get help you get your travel trailer into shape for your next big--or little--adventure.

    And in case you haven't pulled the trigger on that trailer you're eying on Craigslist just yet, Camper Rehab also walks you through the process of evaluating a potential purchase, identifying which issues are fixable and which are dealbreakers, as well as how to spot hidden problems. Written by accomplished DIY author Chris Peterson, whose light and approachable tone is coupled with the hardworking DIY information you need, Camper Rehab is a must-have for any camper owner or dreamer.
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    Microshelters: 59 Creative Cabins, Tiny Houses, Tree Houses, and Other Small Structures

    If you dream of living in a tiny house, or creating a getaway in the backwoods or your backyard, you’ll love this gorgeous collection of creative and inspiring ideas for tiny houses, cabins, forts, studios, and other microshelters. Created by a wide array of builders and designers around the United States and beyond, these 59 unique and innovative structures show you the limits of what is possible. Each is displayed in full-color photographs accompanied by commentary by the author. In addition, Diedricksen includes six sets of building plans by leading designers to help you get started on a microshelter of your own. You’ll also find guidelines on building with recycled and salvaged materials, plus techniques for making your small space comfortable and easy to inhabit.


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    Fairy House: How to Make Amazing Fairy Furniture, Miniatures, and More from Natural Materials

    Fairy House is a fascinating adventure into the making of miniscule kingdoms of the fairytale realm from objects found in nature. Through more than 350 clear, detailed, full-color photographs and understandable yet whimsical guidance, the reader will learn to fashion intricate, tiny cups from acorn pods and grapevine tendrils, dreamlike beds from delicate flowers and leaves, and an amazing array of other beautiful and unique pieces that will inspire the reader to find their true artistic ability and imagination. A photo gallery of other stunning pieces provides the reader with more possibilities to create.

    Projects include:

    The Forest Cottage

    The Fairy Garden

    Princess Canopy Bed

    Garden Wishing Well

    Tower for the Elfin King

    The Gardener's Wagon

    Fairyland Gazebo

    The Fairyboat Bed

    Woodland Characters

    and many more!

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