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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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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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Home in the World: Houses and Cultures
Home in the World: Houses and Cultures
by Martine Laffon
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Humans perch homes in trees and float them in lakes; they build them to last for centuries and make them portable enough to carry on their backs; they look for design inspiration in the landscape, in the human body, and in flora and fauna. A Home in the... (read more)

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Adobe Remodeling & Fireplaces: A Manual for Building
Adobe Remodeling & Fireplaces: A Manual for Building
by Myrtle Stedman
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In one volume clear and thorough instructions on remodeling adobe houses plus how to build an adobe fireplace. Illustrations and practical instructions make working from this book a pleasure. Designed for use by the most inexperienced person as well as... (read more)

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The Owner-Built Adobe House
The Owner-Built Adobe House
by Duane G. Newcomb
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A useful guide that will help you build your own adobe house almost anywhere in the country, even in areas not usually considered "adobe country."... (read more)

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Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls
Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls
by Nigel Dunnett
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The latest techniques for planting roofs and walls to enhance our buildings and benefit the environment. The green roof industry is booming and the technology changing fast as professionals respond to the unique challenges of each new planting. In this... (read more)

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Heritage Salvage: Reclaimed Stories
Heritage Salvage: Reclaimed Stories
by Michael Bug Deakin
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At Heritage Salvage in Petaluma, the weathered white oak timbers of an Ohio corn mill and rough-sawn beams of an Idaho sheep ranch are the perfect building blocks for todays rustic design aesthetic. Heritage Salvage takes readers on a tour of the... (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 an award... (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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Strange Sites: Uncommon Homes & Gardens of the Pacific Northwest
Strange Sites: Uncommon Homes & Gardens of the Pacific Northwest
by Jim Christy
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Everyone who has a home gives it a special touch. Strange Sites celebrates people who go a little further.... (read more)

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Shelters, Shacks & Shanties: And How to Build Them
Shelters, Shacks & Shanties: And How to Build Them
by Daniel Carter Beard
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Shelters, Shacks and Shanties presents lively, step-by-step tutelage on building all types of temporary and long-term accommodations from both natural and man-made materials. Originally published in 1914, this practical classic is as essential a guide... (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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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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Tiny Homes on the Move: Wheels and Water
Tiny Homes on the Move: Wheels and Water
by Lloyd Kahn
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Ultimate Treehouses
Ultimate Treehouses
by David Clark
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How to Build Your Dream Cabin in the Woods: The Ultimate Guide to Building and Maintaining a Backcountry Getaway
How to Build Your Dream Cabin in the Woods: The Ultimate Guide to Building and Maintaining a Backcountry Getaway
by J Wayne Fears
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The Cohousing Handbook: Building a Place for Community
The Cohousing Handbook: Building a Place for Community
by Chris Scotthanson
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Cabins: Dens & Bolt Holes
Cabins: Dens & Bolt Holes
by Frank Roots
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The Map of Enough: One Woman's Search for Place
The Map of Enough: One Woman's Search for Place
by Molly May
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