A Life Afloat

Boats, Homes and Cabins on the Water
Author: Gestalten
Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag-DGV
ISBN: 9783899559163
Category: Boat living
Page: 272
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A boat is a hole in the water that you put your passion into. Movable homes provide endless opportunities for exploration and changes of scenery. Modified ferries allow ample space for families. Shanty boats inspire images of Huck Finn's literary journey and youthful spirit. Former cruise ships become charming hotels. These floating domiciles showcase alternative living solutions from the private to the commercial. From the romantic lakes of Kashmir to the Bay of Venice, houseboats claim their space atop the water worldwide. These charismatic and aquatic homes provide refuge from being landlocked and promise to satisfy curious natures. A Life Afloat profiles the imaginative inhabitants and designers behind these houseboats; the volume offers inspiration to anyone interested in a touch of escape from a weekend change of scenery to a permanent change of address.

Houseboats

Living on the Water Around the World
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Boat living
Page: 128
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Handmade Houseboats

Independent Living Afloat
Author: Russell Conder
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071580229
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 230
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People seem inexorably drawn to live near water, but rising prices for waterfront land have made that an impossible dream for most. There is an alternative. Water-loving people of modest means have lived aboard houseboats for centuries, and why not? Unlike expensive, cramped, and hard-to-build liveaboard cruising boats, spacious, homey houseboats are easily and economically constructed from commmon lumberyard materials. And unlike those high-priced waterfront cottages, there's no lawn to mow and often no property taxes. And if you don't like the new neighbors, just up anchor and be off. This book tells those who would live afloat how to design and build their own place on the water. There are detailed plans and building instructions for sample houseboats; help with designing a personalized houseboat from scratch; resource-stingy contrivances for easing life aboard, including a solar oven, a windmill-powered washing machine, and innovative power-, water-, and waste-management systems; and more. "Handmade Houseboats" will help you build a self-sufficient and economical floating home that generates its own power, deals with its own waste, and leaves no scar upon the Earth.

Houseboats

Aquatic Architecture of Sausalito
Author: Kathy Shaffer
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780764327223
Category: Architecture
Page: 208
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Prepare to be wowed, amused, and inspired as you visit over 100 houseboats, inside and out. Architect Kathy Shaffer follows her bliss and explores the floating legacy of her Sausalito home. With an eye toward the artistic, Shaffer carefully documents the architectural evolution of this houseboat community. Learn the geography of the area, the developers who helped shape it, the history of the marinas, and the amazing evolution of houseboat design and construction. This book also reflects the lives of people who choose to constrain their home to a hundred square feet or so, and how they've engineered their surroundings to their spatial restrictions. This book is a celebration of the refreshing, inspiring forms created in the free-thinking spirit of houseboat architecture. It is a must-have for all who love architecture, handmade houses, and inspiring homes.

The Houseboat Book


Author: Barbara Flanagan,Andrew Garn
Publisher: Universe Pub
ISBN: 9780789309679
Category: Architecture
Page: 192
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Presents a pictorial survey, with interior and exterior photographs, of houseboats and floating homes in the United States and Canada, with a brief history and information on what is involved with living on the water.

Hit the Road


Author: Gestalten,Sascha Friesicke
Publisher: Gestalten
ISBN: 9783899559385
Category:
Page: 272
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A weekend trip, a longer vacation off the beaten track, or a nomadic journey around the globe. HIt the Road features vans, overland vehicles, and their passionate owners-and celebrates a life on the move. Hit the Road - and leave your comfort zone behind. Step aboard a four-wheeled home that allows you the freedom to stay wherever you want, whenever you want, and however you want. WAtch the passing landscapes, follow the desire to see what is just over the horizon line, and escape from modern monotony. Be it the story of a couple that traveled across Spain, Portugal, and the United Kingdom in a Volkswagen T4 on a journey to enrich their culinary education to a trek from one tip of Canada to the other behind the wheel of a Honda Element with the aurora borealis as a guiding light to a group of friends who perseveringly drove a Porsche 944 from England to Cape Town: Hit the Road welcomes you to follow these nomads and their journeys with stunning photography and details of their intrepid transportation. RIdes range from classic Volkswagen Bullis to refurbished Airstream trailers and unstoppable 4x4s. FRom the deserts of Africa to the snow-capped mountains of Mongolia: prepare to hit the road.

Upgrade

Home Extensions, Alterations and Refurbishments
Author: Gestalten
Publisher: Gestalten
ISBN: 9783899556995
Category: Architecture, Domestic
Page: 254
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'Upgrade' breathes new life into forgotten architecture. Past structures are consciously preserved and revamped, expanded and altered, to create something exciting and enticing. 'Upgrade' explores architectural and design concepts that seek to enhance and repurpose our surroundings from slight changes to complete renovations. Extensions upon a rooftop. Factories turned into relaxing retreats. Wood additions contrasting with antique brick exteriors. Through engaging anecdotes and inspiriting images, 'Upgrade' provides vibrant exemplars and enthusiasm for revamping existing spaces. Repurposing the unused: be it an empty chapel that becomes an inviting writer?s nook or a rotten barn converted into a cozy living space for a small family. The projects illustrate the possibility of adding a touch of the new to the old: farmhouses adorned with modern glass additions or churches whose traditional lines now frame an office. What are ruins to some become another's architectural playground.

Wanderlust

A Hiker's Companion
Author: N.A
Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag-DGV
ISBN: 9783899559019
Category:
Page: 256
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Explore the world one step at a time. Wanderlust presents legendary walking routes with inviting maps, practical tips, and inspiring landscape photographs. The exciting Canyon Trail in Zion-National Park, the spectacular El Caminito del Rey in Spain, the pilgrim trail on the holy Kumano Kodo in Japan or a mythical hiking path in the land of the giants in Norway - Wanderlust explores legendary hiking trails in enchanting corners of the world and over a variety of terrain: thin ice and desert sands; coastal tracks and forest pathways. Spectacular photography illustrates journeys to sharp summits, astonishing vistas, and phenomenal locales. With maps featuring noteworthy locations alongside background information and practical tips by Cam Honan, an expert who has hiked many of the trails himself, Wanderlust will suit both intrepid beginners and seasoned trekkers. From modern-day transcendentalists or those who simply desire a casual break from concrete scenery, Wanderlust allows readers to live vicariously through vivid portraits or use the trips as impetus for their own hiking journey. Following faded footsteps of migrating animals or paths of ancient trade routes, the trails featured in Wanderlust offer both outdoor exploration and enjoyment.

Tiny Homes on the Move

Wheels and Water
Author: Lloyd Kahn
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780936070629
Category: House & Home
Page: 211
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Depicts, in photos and stories, modern-day nomads who live in vans, pickup trucks, buses, trailers and on boats who enjoy all the comforts of home with the ability to pick up and travel somewhere else at a moment's notice.

Rock the Shack

The Architecture of Cabins, Cocoons and Hide-outs
Author: Sofia Borges,Sven Ehmann,Robert Klanten
Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag
ISBN: 9783899554663
Category: Architecture
Page: 239
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From weekend homes to get-away cabins, this architecture embodies our longing for relaxing in nature.

The New Nomads

Temporary Spaces and a Life on the Move
Author: Sven Ehmann,Robert Klanten,Michelle Galindo
Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag-DGV
ISBN: 9783899555585
Category: Buildings, Portable
Page: 224
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The life of urban nomads places new demands on cities, residences, and working spaces. This book presents temporary architecture, flexible room and furniture concepts, and tools for a generation that feels at home in every corner of the globe.

Cabins & Cottages


Author: John Kelsey,Skills Institute Press
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9781565235397
Category: House & Home
Page: 159
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Building a rustic cottage or log cabin is a project any DIYer or woodworker would like to tackle because with knowledge of basic concepts, it can easily be achieved. This book gives you the complete know how, from clearing a site to raising the walls and adding the amenities.

Boathouses of Lake Minnetonka


Author: Karen Melvin,Melinda Nelson
Publisher: Big Picture Press
ISBN: 9780989262750
Category: Photography
Page: 240
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Boathouses of Lake Minnetonka is a beautiful 240-page coffee-table book by award-winning author and photographer Karen Melvin and by writer Melinda Nelson. If you ve ever sailed, boated or paddled past a vintage boathouse on Lake Minnetonka and wished its rustic wooden walls could talk, you ll love this beautifully illustrated and meticulously researched volume about Minnesota s famed lake. Never before has a book so carefully documented the interior views and history of Lake Minnetonka s boathouses, and with over 400 stunning pictures, you will feel like you are up north at the lake. Boathouses of Lake Minnetonka gives the reader an insider s view into the most enchanting boathouses of Lake Minnetonka, including today s appearance and vintage photos of nearly three-dozen boathouses. Experience the fascinating stories of the history of the original families and of the current owners, who consider themselves caretakers of these alluring lakeside retreats. "

Appetizer

New Interiors, Designs and Concepts for Food Places
Author: Gestalten
Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag-DGV
ISBN: 9783899559309
Category: Bars (Drinking establishments)
Page: 272
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"Interior designers and architects are creating unforgettable spaces and setting stunning new standards for restaurants, bars, and cafes. People love to go out and indulge their senses by trying new restaurants. Pastel colors, hyper-realistic murals, indoor jungles, curved and luxurious couches, golden accents, and soft light. Designers, architects, and restaurateurs transform a night out at a restaurant into a unique and memorable experience. An array of interiors creatively correspond with each particular menu's offerings; Appetizer visits fashionable bars, tasteful eateries, cozy cafes, mobile food trucks and everything in between. Exquisite room concepts are realized with unusual ideas and materials, and experts showcase how to create dream rooms in dining realms. Within Appetizer awaits a range of inspiration for all who wish to satisfy their visual hunger."--

The Hinterland

Cabins, Love Shacks and Other Hide-Outs
Author: Sven Ehmann,Robert Klanten
Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag-DGV
ISBN: 9783899556636
Category: Cottages
Page: 288
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The cabin has become our third place, our hideaway where we can recharge our spirits and reconnect with ourselves, away from the restraints of society and the stress of the everyday. This book presents the best new cabin architecture and design. We all need to be somewhere else, just for a little while. The cabin is that somewhere else. They allow us to get into a different state of mind, one where we can just have a good time. Four walls and a roof and a weekend--these getaways free us from the distracting and unessential, and put us back in touch with nature and our own inner peace. In cabins, we can savor solitude or share experiences with friends among mountains, rivers, woods, and wildlife. The Hinterland explores architecture and design approaches to creating the refuges that refresh and revitalize amidst the beauty of nature.

New Romance

Contemporary Countrystyle Interiors
Author: Gestalten,Sally Fuls
Publisher: Gestalten
ISBN: 9783899556971
Category: Decoration and ornament, Rustic
Page: 272
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The raw charm of rustic farmhouses, the inviting ease of country homes: New Romance presents romantic interiors inspired by modernity. From country house to chalet, New Romance highlights the charm and grace of interiors. Soft classic tones and unfinished woods provide the look and feel of dreamy antiquity. Mudrooms and breezeways bring the bright airiness of rustic outdoor spaces within the walls of beautiful homes and residences. The classic lines and traditional textures nestled within a palette of pale greys and ros� tones add to the visual storyline: soft and sophisticated, nostalgic and contemporary. New Romance features the impeccably stylized and the casually comfortable whilst providing creative insight and inspiration for established interior designers, quixotic stylists, and those undertaking their own DIY projects. This romantic collection presents an array of desirable and divine dream homes.

150 Best Cottage and Cabin Ideas


Author: Francesc Zamora
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062395211
Category: House & Home
Page: 480
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Filled with hundreds of color photographs, this comprehensive handbook in the highly successful 150 Best design series showcases the latest in successful small house design from some of today’s most distinguished international architects and designers. Bursting with ideas for designing, building, and decorating, this outstanding compendium features an extensive collection of cottages and cabins from around the world. Adapted to the specific needs and particular tastes of individual clients, these idyllic getaway homes and country hideaways incorporate practical, innovative, and stunning solutions for a variety of design needs. 150 Best Cottage and Cabin Ideas embodies the diversity of current trends in house design and provides an inspirational source of ideas—whether you’re looking to design and build a new home or renovate and redecorate an existing structure.

Petite Places

Clever Interiors for Humble Homes
Author: Gestalten
Publisher: Gestalten
ISBN: 9783899559538
Category: Architecture
Page: 256
View: 2007

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Great inspiration for small spaces! Petite Places presents clever solutions for compact living.From living rooms and kitchens to bedrooms and bathrooms, small spaces can offer immense possibilities, if only the interior is well considered. By showing a variety of projects in different styles - from reduced and pragmatic to cozy - Petite Places delves into how small homes are being designed today, delivering insights from interior designers and architects. Floor plans will allow you to translate inspirations from the book into your home. Living in small spaces is not a new phenomenon. By looking at pioneering projects from times gone by, one starts to understand where modern living concepts draw ideas from. Clever furniture and storage solutions create more room to cook, relax, read in a comfortable nook, or work from home. Explore how you can add striking changes to your modest home with only a few tweaks.

Surf Shacks

An Eclectic Compilation of Surfers' Homes from Coast to Coast
Author: Indoek
Publisher: Gestalten
ISBN: 9783899559071
Category: Architectural photography
Page: 256
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Many abodes can fall under the label of surf shack: New York City apartments, cabins nestled next to national parks, or tiny Hawaiian huts. Surfing communities are overflowing with creativity, innovation, and rich personas. Surf Shacks takes a deeper look at surfers' homes and artistic habits. Glimpses of record collections, strolls through backyard gardens, or a peek into a painter's studio provide insight into surfers' lives both on and off shore. From the remote Hawaiian nook of filmmaker Jess Bianchi to the woodsy Japanese paradise that the former CEO of Surfrider Foundation in Japan, Hiromi Masubara, calls home to the converted bus that Ryan Lovelace claims as his domicile and his transport, every space has a unique tale. The moments that these vibrant personalities spend away from the swell and the froth are both captivating and nuanced.