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Tree Houses: Fairy Tale Castles in the Air
Tree Houses: Fairy Tale Castles in the Air
by Philip Jodidio
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Branching out.  Childhood fantasy meets grown-up savoir faire   The idea of climbing a tree for shelter, or just to see the earth from another perspective, is surely as old as humanity. Tree houses are chronicled in ancient civilizations... (read more)

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Blue Houses: Sustainable Homes
Blue Houses: Sustainable Homes
by Cristina Paredes
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This beautifully illustrated book looks at examples of green homes around the world.... (read more)

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Simple Shelters: Tents, Tipis, Yurts, Domes and Other Ancient Homes (Wooden Books)
Simple Shelters: Tents, Tipis, Yurts, Domes and Other Ancient Homes (Wooden Books)
by Jonathan Horning
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A brief introduction to the construction and history of basic shelters. Shelter is one of our most basic needs, and throughout history mankind has been highly inventive in meeting it. Simple Shelters introduces the principal types of wooden and stick... (read more)

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Conversions
Conversions
by Emmay Okelly
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As populations grow, where and how we live is a major concern. Architects address the issue of housing, and converting spaces is often a more satisfactory solution than building from scratch. Conversions shows that with a bit of imagination all sorts of... (read more)

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Build with Adobe
Build with Adobe
by Marcia Southwick
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This practical guide to building adobe homes was written from the author's many years of experience with adobe, and it is refreshingly no-nonsense: “What can you spend?” “Where will you put it?” “Who is going to build it... (read more)

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The Adobe Story: A Global Treasure
The Adobe Story: A Global Treasure
by Paul G Jr Mchenry
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A leading adobe architect and builder surveys the use of adobe around the world, examines the state of the adobe industry today, and traces the evolution of adobe in New Mexico.... (read more)

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A Place of My Own: The Education of an Amateur Builder
A Place of My Own: The Education of an Amateur Builder
by Michael Pollan
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"A room of one's own: is there anybody who hasn't at one time or another wished for such a place, hasn't turned those soft words over until they'd assumed a habitable shape?" When writer Michael Pollan decided to plant a garden, the result was... (read more)

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The Best Tree House Ever: How to Build a Backyard Tree House the Whole World Will Talk about
The Best Tree House Ever: How to Build a Backyard Tree House the Whole World Will Talk about
by Maurice Barkley
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When his two young grandsons clamored for a hideout in the trees, what could Maurice Barkley, a sixty-something retiree, do but grab some wooden beams and a level? Now, more than ten years, seven tiny houses, and a spiral staircase later, Barkleys... (read more)

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Small Log Homes
Small Log Homes
by Robbin Obomsawin
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Whether you're planning a starter home or a lifelong retreat, Small Log Homes is an indispensable idea book for planning, building, and outfitting your cabin in the woods or on the prairie.... (read more)

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Shelters, Shacks, and Shanties: The Classic Guide to Building Wilderness Shelters
Shelters, Shacks, and Shanties: The Classic Guide to Building Wilderness Shelters
by Daniel Carter Beard
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This excellent hands-on guide by one of the founders of the Boy Scouts of America contains a wealth of practical instruction and advice on how to build everything from a bark teepee and a tree-top house to a log cabin and a sod house. No professional... (read more)

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Build Your Kids a Treehouse (Black & Decker Home Improvement Library)
Build Your Kids a Treehouse (Black & Decker Home Improvement Library)
by Black & Decker
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Treehouses Anyone Can Build!  This is a basic yet complete presentation of how to plan, design, and build a safe, fun treehouse structure for children. The book begins with an inspirational chapter showing the many treehouse variations that are... (read more)

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Homes from Home: Inventive Small Spaces, from Chic Shacks to Cabins and Caravans
Homes from Home: Inventive Small Spaces, from Chic Shacks to Cabins and Caravans
by Vinny Lee
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There is an enormous pleasure in having a place where you can get away from it all, a small intimate space where you can live out your fantasies or simply indulge a passion. This could be a boat moored on an urban waterway or a wilderness shack miles... (read more)

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Underground Homes
Underground Homes
by Louis Wampler
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Planning, construction, and habitation of subterranean lodging. Illustrations and diagrams.... (read more)

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Tiny Home to Call Your Own
Tiny Home to Call Your Own
by Patricia Foreman
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You can live in an attractive, aesthetically appealing. upscale house AND you can do it so that it is quality built, architecturally beautiful, highly marketable and profitable. Small is beautiful and functional in housing. Smaller scale homes can be... (read more)

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Tipis & Yurts: Authentic Designs for Circular Shelters
Tipis & Yurts: Authentic Designs for Circular Shelters
by Blue Evening Star
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This book provides complete instructions for making tipis similar to those of the American Plains Indians and a Mongolian Hurt from modern, lightweight, waterproof materials that are widely available. Includes beautiful color photos taken in Arizona's... (read more)

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Sustainable, Affordable, Prefab: The Ecomod Project
Sustainable, Affordable, Prefab: The Ecomod Project
by John D. Quale
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Sustainable Affordable Prefab combines architectural theory and practice in a beautifully illustrated account ofecoMOD, the innovative design/build program pioneered by John Quale. Unlike mostmanifestos of green design, Quale's book describes a... (read more)

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Wheel Estate: The Rise & Decline of Mobile Homes
Wheel Estate: The Rise & Decline of Mobile Homes
by Allan Wallis
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Mobile homes--or manufactured housing, as they are called today--provide shelter for more than twelve and a half million Americans, and in the last two decades have accounted for one quarter of all new single family housing produced annually. Yet they... (read more)

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The Log Home: Classic Log Cabins of North America
The Log Home: Classic Log Cabins of North America
by Nancy L Mohr
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Eloquent in their simplicity and architectural strength, log cabins have long been associated with traditional American virtues of self-reliance, independence, and ingenuity. This ode to an early rural form of architecture is highlighted by full-color... (read more)

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Treehouses: The Art and Craft of Living Out on a Limb
Treehouses: The Art and Craft of Living Out on a Limb
by Peter Nelson
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Ultimate Treehouses
Ultimate Treehouses
by David Clark
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