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The Encyclopedia of Country Living, 40th Anniversary Edition
The Encyclopedia of Country Living, 40th Anniversary Edition
by Carla Emery
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The essential resource for modern homesteading, growing and preserving foods, and raising chickens, The Encyclopedia of Country Living includes how to cultivate a garden, buy land, bake bread, raise farm animals, make sausage, can peaches, milk a goat... (read more)

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At Home: A Short History of Private Life
At Home: A Short History of Private Life
by Bill Bryson
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There is nothing on this planet that Bryson cannot make fascinating. In his hands, exploring the minutiae of his house becomes an adventure. (Granted, his house is a Victorian vicarage in Norfolk, England.) At Home is a joyful, chatty dip into the... (read more)

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The House Tells the Story: Homes of the American Presidents
The House Tells the Story: Homes of the American Presidents
by Adam Van Doren
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"Gorgeous paintings and lucid historical commentary converge brilliantly in this collection of illustrated letters from watercolorist Van Doren (An Artist in Venice) to his collaborator, historian and Pulitzer-winning author David McCullough. Van Doren... (read more)

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100 Things Every Homeowner Must Know: How to Save Money, Solve Problems and Improve Your Home
100 Things Every Homeowner Must Know: How to Save Money, Solve Problems and Improve Your Home
by Gary (edt) Wentz
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The Family Handyman’s 100 Things Every Homeowner Must Know gives you the knowledge you need to be a better homeowner. You’ll make informed decisions, avoid frustrations and save thousands over the life of your home. The Family Handyman’... (read more)

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The Water-Wise Home: How to Conserve, Capture, and Reuse Water in Your Home and Landscape
The Water-Wise Home: How to Conserve, Capture, and Reuse Water in Your Home and Landscape
by Laura Allen
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Are you looking for ways to save water -- or money? This accessible guide by Laura Allen, founder of Greywater Action, explains how to use water smartly and efficiently,... (read more)

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The Family Handyman Ultimate Organizing Solutions (Family Handyman Ultimate Projects)
The Family Handyman Ultimate Organizing Solutions (Family Handyman Ultimate Projects)
by Family Handyman (cor)
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Make your home neater and more convenient—and a better place to live! Most homes actually have plenty of storage space, but much of that space is disorganized, inconvenient and wasted. Best Organizing Solutions helps you solve all of those problems... (read more)

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House & Garden 1950s House (Decades of Design)
House & Garden 1950s House (Decades of Design)
by Catriona Gray
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The first title in a series covering twentieth-century interiors by decade using original material from the British House and Garden's peerless archive. The post-war consumer boom of the 1950s, coupled with a desire for new, innovative design resulted in... (read more)

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Timber Frame Construction: All about Post and Beam Building
Timber Frame Construction: All about Post and Beam Building
by Jack Sobon
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Timber frame construction, or post-and-beam building, is beautiful and often less expensive than the alternatives. Whether you are building a home yourself or hiring a builder, here is everything you need to know. Sobon explains how to design for both... (read more)

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The Hand-Sculpted House: A Practical and Philosophical Guide to Building a Cob Cottage
The Hand-Sculpted House: A Practical and Philosophical Guide to Building a Cob Cottage
by Ianto Evans
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Cob, a structural composite of earth, water, straw, clay, and sand, has been used for centuries, in virtually all parts of the world, to create homes ranging from mud huts in Africa to lavish adobe haciendas in Latin America. This practical and... (read more)

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Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter: Scaling Back in the 21st Century
Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter: Scaling Back in the 21st Century
by Lloyd Kahn
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The house I grew up in (with my sister, my two parents, a constant but ever-changing assortment of critters, and all the associated clutter one might expect) was 800 sq. ft. In a word: tiny. But the homes in Lloyd Kahn's Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter give... (read more)

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Building an Affordable House: Trade Secrets for High-Value, Low-Cost Construction
Building an Affordable House: Trade Secrets for High-Value, Low-Cost Construction
by Fernando Pages Ruiz
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Biography Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Fernando Pagés Ruiz immigrated to the United States in 1970 and became a US citizen in 1984. Over a 30-carear in construction, he has become a dedicated proponent of building innovation in low cost... (read more)

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Western Legacies #10: A Legacy in Arms: American Firearm Manufacture, Design, and Artistry, 18001900
Western Legacies #10: A Legacy in Arms: American Firearm Manufacture, Design, and Artistry, 18001900
by Richard Rattenbury
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The history of American firearms is inseparable from the history of the United States, for firearms have played crucial roles in the nationandrsquo;s founding, westward expansion, and industrial, economic, and cultural development. This history unfolds... (read more)

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Not So Big Remodeling: Tailoring Your Home for the Way You Really Live
Not So Big Remodeling: Tailoring Your Home for the Way You Really Live
by Sarah Susanka
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More big ideas from Sarah Susanka including hundreds of 'Not So Big ideas' that can beautifully and affordably transform any home. Sometimes small changes can have a big impact. But many homeowners looking for more living space still insist on building... (read more)

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In-Laws, Outlaws, and Granny Flats: Your Guide to Turning One House Into Two Homes
In-Laws, Outlaws, and Granny Flats: Your Guide to Turning One House Into Two Homes
by Michael Litchfield
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In response to tight times, a remarkably upbeat and widespread change is taking place in households across America. Homeowners are creating second dwelling units--often called in-law suites, mother-in-law apartments, or granny flats. Second units make a... (read more)

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Renovation 4th Edition: Completely Revised and Updated
Renovation 4th Edition: Completely Revised and Updated
by Michael Litchfield
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When it comes to home renovation, there's no substitute for experience. Renovation 4th Edition contains the collective wisdom of hundreds of contractors, architects and tradespeople who shared their first-hand experience with Mike Litchfield as he... (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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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... (read more)

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Ranches: Design Ideas for Renovating, Remodeling, and Building New (Updating Classic America)
Ranches: Design Ideas for Renovating, Remodeling, and Building New (Updating Classic America)
by M Caren Connolly
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Landscape architect M. Caren Connolly and architect Louis Wasserman, both graduates of Harvard's School of Design, share a passion for American design and an architectural studio in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Their previous books include two volumes in the... (read more)

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The Visual Handbook of Building and Remodeling: A Comprehensive Guide to Choosing the Right Materials and Systems for Every Part of Your Home
The Visual Handbook of Building and Remodeling: A Comprehensive Guide to Choosing the Right Materials and Systems for Every Part of Your Home
by Charlie Wing
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This enlarged, updated, and expanded third edition of the classic reference on home systems and materials includes the latest code information, new full-color drawings, and a completely new section on making your home green. The Visual Handbook of... (read more)

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The Pocket Butler: A Compact Guide to Modern Manners, Business Etiquette and Everyday Entertaining
The Pocket Butler: A Compact Guide to Modern Manners, Business Etiquette and Everyday Entertaining
by Charles Macpherson
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A world authority in household management and butlering, CHARLES MacPHERSON is the founder of Charles MacPherson Associates Inc., North America's only registered school for butlers and household managers. He brings over 26 years of experience in his... (read more)

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The Solar House: Passive Solar Heating and Cooling
The Solar House: Passive Solar Heating and Cooling
by Daniel D Chiras
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This text presents a relatively nontechnical description of passive solar heating and cooling principles that can be used in the construction of homes heated and cooled simply through the absorption or dissipation of sunlight. The author, who has... (read more)

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