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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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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....

Tiny Tiny Houses: or How to Get Away From It All

Tiny Houses is an invitation to dream and, perhaps, to build any one of the 43 charming tiny houses. Both playful tribute and handy how-to, this is a wonderfully illustrated volume that features hundreds of photographs and detailed scale drawings. Whether you're a student of philosophy aspiring to build a replica of Thoreau's cabin, an ice fisherman in need of four walls to fend off winter winds, or just a dreamer with a vision of a humble cottage on a quite seashore, Tiny Houses is a precious resource for ideas, instruction, and inspiration....

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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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!...

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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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!...

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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The Big Book of Small Home Plans: Over 360 Home Plans Under 1200 Square Feet (Creative Homeowner) Cabins, Cottages, & Tiny Houses, Plus How to Maximize Your Living Space with Organization & Decorating

Select from a catalog of more than 360 expertly prepared plans for building small homes—1,200 square feet or less!

  • Over 360 plans to select from for building a variety of small homes 1,200 square feet or under
  • Easy-to-follow construction blueprints and materials lists are available for each project to ensure success
  • Variety of plans including cabins, cottages, small homes, and tiny houses in Craftsman, Country, Contemporary, and Traditional styles
  • Includes helpful advice on rightsizing your home, and maximizing your living space with organization, decorating, and storage solutions
  • Practical do-it-yourself guide helps save money, making planning and cost estimating easier when building the small home of your dreams

Smaller homes are growing in popularity as more of us decide to live simpler yet fuller lives with less square footage, less responsibility, and less stuff. Smaller homes can provide substantial savings in tax, building, heating, maintenance, and repair costs, with reduced ecological impact.

Build the small home of your dreams by doing all or part of the work yourself! This practical do-it-yourself guide will help you make your dreams a reality. Whether you're looking to build a cabin, cottage, small home, or tiny house, you're sure to find the ideal small home with the features that will fit your lifestyle inside The Big Book of Small Home Plans.

Select from a catalog of more than 360 plans, prepared by expert architects and designers, for building a variety of small homes under 1,200 square feet. Easy-to-follow construction blueprints and materials lists are available to purchase for each project to ensure success. Construction blueprints are available in both print and digital formats.

The Big Book of Small Home Plans is also packed with advice for rightsizing your house while maximizing your living space, with useful tips on small home organizing, decorating, and smart storage.

Choosing a new house design is exciting, but can be a difficult task. The Big Book of Small Home Plans makes it easy with small home designs for everyone, with all of the amenities and features homeowners are looking for in a new home today. Start your search right now for the perfect small home!

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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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