Shelter II

Author: Lloyd Kahn,Bob Easton
Publisher: Shelter Publications, Inc.
ISBN: 0936070498
Category: Architecture
Page: 224
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First published in 1978, Shelter II is a continuation of the subject areas originally covered in Shelter (1973), with a greater emphasis on construction techniques.Shelter II is the second in a series of books about people building their own homes in different parts of the world. The principles outlined in Shelter, published almost 40 years ago, seem even more important today: relearning the still-usable skills of the past and doing more hand work in providing life's necessities. Shelter II provides a basic manual of design and construction for the first time house-builder. The book begins with simple shelters still being built and lived in by people with minimal resources. They can be viewed for historical or anthropological interest, or as sensible, instructive examples of efficient construction by those who lack the choices available in industrialized societies. There are also personal accounts and seasoned advice from builders in different climates, with a variety of design approaches, construction techniques, and building materials. A home is still a place for working, resting, sharing, healing, dreaming...some things haven't changed that much.

Builders of the Pacific Coast

Author: Lloyd Kahn
Publisher: Shelter Publications, Inc.
ISBN: 0936070439
Category: Architecture
Page: 251
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In 2004, Lloyd Kahn discovered a group of unique carpenters along the Pacific Coast of North America. Over a two-year period, he made four trips north from his home in the San Francisco Bay Area, up the coast, shooting the photos that appear in this book. To preserve homeowners' privacy, specific locations are not given, but suffice to say this book focuses on the Pacific Coast north from San Francisco up to and around Vancouver Island, British Columbia, latitudes 37 to 49 degrees. There's been a vortex of creative carpentry energy in this part of the world over the last 30 years. Many of the builders shown here got started in the countercultural era of the '60s and '70s, and their work has never been shown in books or magazine articles.

Small Homes

The Right Size
Author: Lloyd Kahn
Publisher: Shelter Publications
ISBN: 9780936070681
Category: Architecture, Domestic
Page: 222
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"From the publishers of a popular series of building books comes Small Homes, which is highly relevant for these times. Getting smaller, rather than larger. Some 75 builders share their knowledge of building and design, with artistic, practical, and/or economical homes in the United States, Canada, England, Scotland, France, Germany, Spain, New Zealand and Lithuania. This is the seventh in a series of highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The series, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Each of these books has over 1,000 photos, and each 2-page spread is carefully laid out with respect to balance of graphics and clarity of information. A running theme with them is that people have been inspired by one book to build their own home, and this will be included in a subsequent book. For example, many of the homes in Home Work were inspired by Shelter. And so on. The underlying theme with Shelter's books, which has continued for over 40 years, is that it's possible for you to create your own home with your own hands, using natural materials. Some of these homes are in the country, some in small towns, and some in large cities"--


Author: Lloyd Kahn, Jr.
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780679769484
Category: Architecture, Domestic
Page: 176
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Illustrates and describes simple dwellings, and contains suggestions on constructing homes with natural materials.

Tiny Homes

Simple Shelter : Scaling Back in the 21st Century
Author: Lloyd Kahn
Publisher: Shelter Publications, Inc.
ISBN: 9780936070520
Category: House & Home
Page: 214
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More than 1,000 photos, along with stories and interviews follow the "tiny house" movement which is currently going on among people who have chosen to scale back in the 21st century. Original.

Shelters, Shacks and Shanties

Author: Daniel Carter Beard
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465595945
Page: N.A
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ÊIf my present reader happens to be a Boy Scout or a scout-master who wants the scouts to build a tower for exhibition purposes, he can do so by following the directions here given, but if there is real necessity for haste in the erection of this tower, of course we cannot build one as tall as we might where we have more time. With a small tower all the joints may be quickly lashed together with strong, heavy twine, rope, or even wire; and in the wilderness it will probably be necessary to bind the joints with pliable roots, or cordage made of bark or withes; but as this is not a book on woodcraft we will suppose that the reader has secured the proper material for fastening the joints of the frame of this signal-tower and he must now shoulder his axe and go to the woods in order to secure the necessary timber. First let him cut eight straight polesÑthat is, as straight as he can find them. These poles should be about four and one half inches in diameter at their base and sixteen and one half feet long. After all the branches are trimmed off the poles, cut four more sticks each nine feet long and two and a half or three inches in diameter at the base; when these are trimmed into shape one will need twenty six or seven more stout sticks each four and one half feet long for braces and for flooring for the platform.

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.

The Shelter of Each Other

Author: Mary Pipher, PhD
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101665890
Category: Social Science
Page: 368
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“Simple solutions for survival in this family-unfriendly culture…Eye-opening…heart-wrenching and uplifting.”—San Francisco Chronicle Even more resonant today than at its original publication in 1996, The Shelter of Each Other traces the effects of our society’s “anti-family” way of life, where parents are overtaxed, children are undersupervised, and technology is rapidly dictating how we interact. As she did in her number-one bestseller Reviving Ophelia, Mary Pipher illuminates how our families are suffering at the hands of shifting cultural norms, and she snaps our gaze into crisp focus. Drawing on the fascinating stories of families rich and poor, angry and despairing, religious and skeptical, and probing deep into her own family memories and experiences, Pipher clears a path to the strength and energy at the core of family life. Compassionate and heart-wrenching, The Shelter of Each Other is an impassioned call for us to gather our families in our arms and hold on to them for dear life. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Handmade Houses

A Century of Earth-friendly Home Design
Author: Richard Olsen
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 0847838455
Category: Architecture
Page: 239
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Surveys a century of innovative and environmentally sensitive homes made from a wide variety of unconventional materials, including both houses built by amateurs and those designed with the help of an architect.

Handmade Houses

A Guide to the Woodbutcher's Art
Author: Art Boericke
Publisher: N.A
Category: Building, Wooden
Page: 95
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Examples of owner-built houses are depicted in this photographic journey through the countryside.

The Complete Survival Shelters Handbook

A Step-by-Step Guide to Building Life-saving Structures for Every Climate and Wilderness Situation
Author: Anthonio Akkermans
Publisher: Ulysses Press
ISBN: 1612435122
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 144
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A Shelter in Our Car

Author: Monica Gunning,Elaine Pedlar
Publisher: Childrens Book Press
ISBN: 9780892393084
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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Since leaving their home in Jamaica for an uncertain future in the United States, Zettie's mother can't find a steady job so they are forced to live in their car, but her mother's unwavering love, support, and gutsy determination give Zettie the confidence that, together, she and her mother can meet all challenges.

Making Shelter

Author: Neil Champion
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781607530411
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 32
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"Gives essential survival tips for building shelter in the wild, including using natural means in different regions such as the desert, forest, jungle, and cold areas. Also includes information on what to bring for aid when building shelters"--Provided by publisher.

Rolling Shelter

Vehicles We Have Called Home
Author: Kelly Hart
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780916289379
Category: Buses
Page: 72
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Rolling Shelter is a personal account of Kelly and Rosana Hart's life in two different buses, three vans, two small motor homes, two travel trailers combined into one house, and two cars. Kelly tells stories of how they traveled through Mexico and Guatemala in a small van and then later developed a splendid home on their llama ranch in the mountains of Oregon. This book will inspire you and give you some ideas for how you might take advantage of vehicles to provide shelter in your life. In full color, the book features over 200 photographs and 5 detailed floor plans. With descriptions of how the conversions were accomplished, it is valuable both as an overview of vehicular dwelling and as a construction manual for how you might convert your own. One of the true joys of living in a vehicle is that it can be moved to new and exciting locations with relative ease. If you like to travel, but prefer to have your own bed and your own kitchen, then consider living in a motor home of some sort. The chapters include: "Our First Bus Home" shows the artistic conversion of a school bus parked on the rugged California coast. "Extra Wheels" describes a versatile step van and a Navy radar van used as a film studio. "Van Dwelling" features a Ford Econoline van equipped for travel into remote places and a VW Vanagon camper. "Juniper Ridge" shows how they made a unique home combining two long travel trailers into one home that could accommodate some of their llamas. "Tortuga & CanDo" were both small Dolphin motor homes built on Toyota trucks. "Here & There" was a full scale conversion of a 40 foot inter-city bus in which they traveled around the western United States.

Woodstock Handmade Houses

Author: Robert Haney,David Ballantine,Jonathan Elliott
Publisher: Woodstock Handmade Houses
ISBN: 9780964292154
Category: Architecture
Page: 96
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Celebrating the homes, studios, & workshops of a famed art colony, as well as their builders' lifestyles. Captured in stunning color photos are the plain & poetic, beautiful & exotic, funky & rustic shelters & workplaces of generations of creative residents of that unique Catskill mountain village. Main thesis: great homes can still be built cheaply by anyone with vision, determination, & some honest toil. The Woodstock House, featured herein, is almost always owner designed & built, using local woods & quarry materials, & salvage from old farms, mills, logging yards, & dumps. Recycling, self-sufficiency, & communal pitching-in before they became fashionable are all shown here. Gorgeous images permanently record the ingenuity, care, & craftsmanship of the artists & builders & one marvels at how they keep the elements off their easels, kilns, computers, table saws, pottery wheels, stained glass, word processors, etc... In its original edition a best-seller (150,000 copies), reviewed in the N.Y. Times, Rolling Stone, & excerpted in major magazines & museum shows in the U.S., Europe & Japan, this new computer-enhanced edition is updated & timed to the renaissance of the Woodstock Idea, not just as expressed in the famous rock festivals, but the more enduring aspects coming across the generations & going forward positively into the future. To order: PDS, 6893 Sullivan Road, Grawn, MI 49637. Phone: 616-276-5196, FAX: 616-276-5197, Orders: 1-800-345-0096.

Fallout Shelter

Designing for Civil Defense in the Cold War
Author: David Monteyne
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 0816669759
Category: Architecture
Page: 348
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Tracing the partnership between architects and American civil defense officials during the Cold War.

Gimme Shelter

Misadventures and Misinformation
Author: Doreen Cronin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1534405739
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 128
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The Chicken Squad is back for their fifth (mis)adventure in this “lip-bitingly funny” (School Library Journal) chapter book from the bestselling author of Click, Clack, Moo and The Trouble with Chickens. The Chicken Squad prides themselves on being ready for anything. Marshmallow life preserves? Check. Copious bags of jellybeans for a car ride? Check. Storm shelter? Storm shelter! They need a storm shelter in case there is ever a storm. So Sugar takes it upon himself to build one in the yard. But it turns out it’s not big enough for everyone. And the big dig has unearthed some mysterious surprises.

Converted into houses

Author: Charles A. Fracchia,Jeremiah O. Bragstad
Publisher: Studio
ISBN: 9780670239979
Category: Architecture
Page: 92
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