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The Less Is More Garden: Big Ideas for Designing Your Small Yard

“Gives homeowners solid ideas to help transform small gardens into a personalized, thoughtful, and unique destinations.” —Gardenista 

When it comes to gardens, bigger isn’t always better. A smaller space requires fewer plants and less time to design, install, and maintain. The Less Is More Garden shows you how to take advantage of every square foot of space. Designer Susan Morrison offers savvy tips to match your landscape to your lifestyle, draws on years of experience to recommend smart plants with seasonal interest, and suggests hardscape materials to personalize your space. Inspiring photographs highlight a variety of inspiring small-space designs from around the country. With The Less Is More Garden, you’ll see how limited space can mean unlimited opportunities for gorgeous garden design. 
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Blessed by Less: Clearing Your Life of Clutter by Living Lightly

Susan Vogt knew she had far more stuff in her closets than she needed. So, for Lent one year, Susan took action: she gave away one thing a day for forty days. But what happened during that penitential period surprised her; she became so addicted to identifying unnecessary things in her life that she continued the practice for a full year. Then she began letting go of other baggage—some physical, some emotional—and found that, far from feeling poorer, she felt freer and more fulfilled than ever before. A spiritual place had opened that allowed Susan to unclutter her mind and deepen her faith.

Blessed by Less offers encouragement and inspiration for all who are burdened down by “things” in their homes and hearts but don’t quite know how to begin the process of letting go. Susan includes tips for beginners and challenges for those who’ve been simplifying for years. Rather than making readers feel guilty for all the stuff they’ve accumulated, Susan gently nudges them to see all that they have to gain—physically, emotionally, and most of all spiritually—by living lightly.

Practical from start to finish, Blessed by Less shows how one woman’s journey into a simpler, less cluttered life can also be our journey and how taking a spiritual perspective on the matter can lead to abundant blessings we would have otherwise missed.
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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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Your Cabin in the Woods (Classic Outdoors)

Ever dream of escaping to a cozy cabin in the great outdoors? This unique bind-up of Conrad Meinecke's classic works helps make that a reality, while imparting a deeper appreciation of nature and of building something with your own two hands.

For 70 years, readers have been enjoying Meinecke's odes to the simple life, Your Cabin in the Woods and Cabin Craft and Outdoor Living. For the first time, these books are combined into a deluxe two-color vintage package.

In writing both practical and inspirational, Meinecke details how to turn your cabin dream into a reality, from choosing land to using tools to the basics of construction. He provides hand-drawn floor plans for a variety of cabins, from a simple two-room to a more complex long house. A number of sections focus on the best way to build fireplaces, both indoors and out. He also provides instructions for basic furniture, lighting, and other touches that make a cabin feel like home. Throughout are Meinecke's thoughts on ways to enjoy your new-found space, from hearty fireplace recipes to the types of wood for a perfect fire and the beauty found in birdsong.

Practical as it may be, the book's enduring appeal owes in large part to its warmly engaging tone and firm belief in the restorative power of nature and the satisfaction of hard work. He writes, "Take full enjoyment in the building. Take time out to rest. Most city folks seem always to rush things through. Why? Lay off until tomorrow. Take an afternoon nap. Stop the clock for the weekend. Get off to an early start in the cool of tomorrow morning. You may be crowded in your work in town, but this should be your rest cure, your recreating."

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The Family Project Devotional: Reflecting God’s Design In Your Home (Focus on the Family)

The Family Project Devotional offers a year of powerful inspiration and biblical application to spouses and parents. Taking biblical admonitions, such as to bear one another’s burdens and to encourage one another, this devotional then applies them specifically to family life. For each of the 52 weeks, this devotional offers
  • The week’s title and topic
  • An opening prayer
  • Scripture readings for each day, plus a featured verse of the week
  • Reflection questions or an activity for each day
  • A summary of the biblical teachings
  • Quotable quotes
  • Closing prayer
This devotional complements Focus on the Family’s much-anticipated The Family Project, a curriculum designed to change the way moms, dads, wives, and husbands see themselves―and to help them build healthy households from the best blueprint of all....

She Sheds: A Room of Your Own

Create your very own hideaway for relaxing, crafting, reading, or just to have a private place just for you. She Sheds provides the instruction and inspiration.

They've got their man caves, and it's time for you to have a space of your own. She Sheds shows you how to create cozy getaways with inspiration from across the country. You will start by defining the goal and purpose of your space. Will you use it for entertaining?Crafting? Alone time?

Then, use the gallery of over 100 photos as inspiration for your decor, paint colors, and landscaping. Construction ideas, as well as ideas for upcycling, and other green resources are at your disposal throughout so you may truly personalize your she shed. Get inspired, and get started on your very own tricked-out retreat!

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Gardening in Miniature: Create Your Own Tiny Living World

Get ready to journey into the huge world of growing small!

The next garden trend combines the joy of gardening with the magic of miniatures. Gardening in Miniature is a complete guide to creating lush, living, small-scale gardens. It has everything you need to pick up this new hobby, including scaled down garden designs, techniques for creating tiny hardscapes, miniature garden care and maintenance, tips on choosing containers, how to buy the right plants, and where to find life-like accessories. Inspiring step-by-step projects feature basic skills that can be recreated in any number of designs, like a tiny patio, a trellis, a pond, and a secret garden.

Whether you want to build a miniature empire in your garden bed or design a private garden with a pebble patio for an indoor centerpiece, Gardening in Miniature is the primer for creating your own tiny, living world.

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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...
  • Your Cabin in the Woods (Classic Outdoors)

    Ever dream of escaping to a cozy cabin in the great outdoors? This unique bind-up of Conrad Meinecke's classic works helps make that a reality, while imparting a deeper appreciation of nature and of building something with your own two hands.

    For 70 years, readers have been enjoying Meinecke's odes to the simple life, Your Cabin in the Woods and Cabin Craft and Outdoor Living. For the first time, these books are combined into a deluxe two-color vintage package.

    In writing both practical and inspirational, Meinecke details how to turn your cabin dream into a reality, from choosing land to using tools to the basics of construction. He provides hand-drawn floor plans for a variety of cabins, from a simple two-room to a more complex long house. A number of sections focus on the best way to build fireplaces, both indoors and out. He also provides instructions for basic furniture, lighting, and other touches that make a cabin feel like home. Throughout are Meinecke's thoughts on ways to enjoy your new-found space, from hearty fireplace recipes to the types of wood for a perfect fire and the beauty found in birdsong.

    Practical as it may be, the book's enduring appeal owes in large part to its warmly engaging tone and firm belief in the restorative power of nature and the satisfaction of hard work. He writes, "Take full enjoyment in the building. Take time out to rest. Most city folks seem always to rush things through. Why? Lay off until tomorrow. Take an afternoon nap. Stop the clock for the weekend. Get off to an early start in the cool of tomorrow morning. You may be crowded in your work in town, but this should be your rest cure, your recreating."

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    The Less Is More Garden: Big Ideas for Designing Your Small Yard

    “Gives homeowners solid ideas to help transform small gardens into a personalized, thoughtful, and unique destinations.” —Gardenista 

    When it comes to gardens, bigger isn’t always better. A smaller space requires fewer plants and less time to design, install, and maintain. The Less Is More Garden shows you how to take advantage of every square foot of space. Designer Susan Morrison offers savvy tips to match your landscape to your lifestyle, draws on years of experience to recommend smart plants with seasonal interest, and suggests hardscape materials to personalize your space. Inspiring photographs highlight a variety of inspiring small-space designs from around the country. With The Less Is More Garden, you’ll see how limited space can mean unlimited opportunities for gorgeous garden design. 
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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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    She Sheds: A Room of Your Own

    Create your very own hideaway for relaxing, crafting, reading, or just to have a private place just for you. She Sheds provides the instruction and inspiration.

    They've got their man caves, and it's time for you to have a space of your own. She Sheds shows you how to create cozy getaways with inspiration from across the country. You will start by defining the goal and purpose of your space. Will you use it for entertaining?Crafting? Alone time?

    Then, use the gallery of over 100 photos as inspiration for your decor, paint colors, and landscaping. Construction ideas, as well as ideas for upcycling, and other green resources are at your disposal throughout so you may truly personalize your she shed. Get inspired, and get started on your very own tricked-out retreat!

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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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    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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    Tiny House: Beginner’s Guide to Minimalist Living: Building Your Small Home Guide (Tiny Homes, Tiny Houses Living, Tiny House Plans) (Homesteading Freedom)

    Tiny House: A Beginner’s Guide to Minimalist Living. Building Your Small Home Guide (Tiny Homes, Tiny Houses Living, Tiny House Plans)

    Are you looking for financial security?
    Are you curious about tiny homes?
    Do you want more freedom?
    Then this book is for you!

    In this Tiny House: A Beginner’s Guide to Minimalist Living, Building Your Small Home Guide, you’ll learn all that you need to know about minimalist living and the tiny house movement. You’ll find out how to get started on building your tiny home, frequently asked questions, and even whether or not you should hire a professional to build your tiny home. Tiny House: A Beginner’s Guide to Minimalist Living, Building Your Small Home Guide will provide valuable resources on what supplies you’ll need, where to buy tiny home kits, and where to find free tiny house plans. With helpful suggestions about how to get started and what material options you have, this guide will teach you everything you need to know to get started building your tiny home within your budget today....

    The Gardening in Miniature Prop Shop: Handmade Accessories for Your Tiny Living World

    A not-so-mini trend
     
    The Gardening in Miniature Prop Shop is the next big thing for the crafters and gardeners already captivated by gardening small. Organized by playful themes—including gardens around the world, holidays, and fantasy gardens—it’s a fun-filled guide to creating one-of-a-kind gardens and the accessories that make them shine. Thirty-seven projects are included with fully illustrated, step-by-step instructions. For a Japanese garden, you will learn how to create a miniature sand garden. For a Halloween garden, you'll learn how to make a flying ghost and zombie. And for a space garden, you'll learn how to make a tiny space ship and alien. The Gardening in Miniature Prop Shop is for anyone enchanted by the whimsy of creating a tiny world.
     
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