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
Page: 224
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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. The average American home is 2,500 sq. ft. The tiny home averages 200-300 sq. ft. The small homes here are 400-1200 sq. ft. -- the middle ground -- not too big, not too small (a la Goldilocks). Compared to the average American home, small homes are less expensive, use less resources, are more efficient to heat and cool, and cheaper to maintain and repair. Compared to tiny homes, they offer a lot more space and breathing room. They are desirable for people who want to avoid a bank mortgage or high rents, yet need more room than a tiny house affords. Here are 65 small homes. They vary from unique and artistic to simple and low-cost. Some are plain, ordinary buildings that provide owners shelter at a reasonable cost -- and some are inspiring examples of design, carpentry, craftsmanship, imagination, creativity, and homemaking. Some are built with "natural materials," such as cob or straw, some with recycled wood or lumber milled on-site, some are old homes that have been remodeled, and many are designed and built from scratch by the owners. Many are in the country, some in small towns, and some in large cities. It's all in the hands. The underlying theme with Shelter's books, which cover an over-40-year span, is that you can create your own home with your own hands, using mostly natural materials. And note: A computer can't build your home for you. You still need a hammer (or nail gun), a saw -- and human hands.


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.

Shelters, Shacks, and Shanties

Author: Daniel Carter Beard
Publisher: N.A
Category: Camping
Page: 243
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Practical hints, drawings and descriptions showing how to build suitable shelters for temporary or permanent camps, for a juvenile audience.

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.

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.

Tiny Homes on the Move

Wheels and Water
Author: Lloyd Kahn
Publisher: Shelter Publications
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.

Handmade Houses

A Century of Earth-friendly Home Design
Author: Richard Olsen,Lucy Goodhart,Kodiak Greenwood
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847838455
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.

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.

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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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.

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.

Emergency Sandbag Shelter and Eco-Village

Manual-How to Build Your Own with Superadobe/Earthbags
Author: Nader Khalili
Publisher: Cal Earth Press
ISBN: 9781889625058
Category: House & Home
Page: 303
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"We live on earth, yet so ignorant of earth and all the treasures it holds."-Rumi Emergency Sandbag Shelter is a must-have manual for every home, as an emergency guide. Now for the first time this book is made available to people around the world by its inventor, award-winning architect Nader Khalili (1932-2008), whose specialty was skyscrapers and who dedicated his life to teaching others how to build shelter for humanity. This book, with over 700 photos and illustrations, shows how to use sandbags and barbed wire, the materials of war, for peaceful purposes as the new invention known as Superadobe or earth-bag, which can shelter millions of people around the globe as a temporary as well as permanent housing solution. This affordable, self-help, sustainable, and disaster resistant structural system is a spin off from Khalili's presentation to NASA for habitat on the moon and Mars, which successfully passed rigorous tests for strict California earthquake building codes. This book along with a small library of films and kits can guide anyone to learn and teach how to build a home or community.

A Little House of My Own

47 Grand Designs for 47 Tiny Houses
Author: Les Walker
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Pub
Category: House & Home
Page: 240
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The charming and innovative architecture of these tiny cottages, studios, fishing huts, homes and more--so small and cute that you can't help but fall for them--will inspire and delight home and architecture lovers and dreamers, too. Each chapter captures the utter eccentricity of these ingeniously designed shelters with irresistible color photographs of the structure and interiors alongside detailed isometric drawings, floor plans, and multiple elevations. A Little House of My Own offers humble dreams of solitude, romance, oasis for meditation and whimsy--all under 325 square feet--as well as technical details of the structure from the building materials and woodworking techniques to estimated cost of construction. In the accompanying text, award-winning architect Lester Walker relates the story of each building, the community or setting where it is located, and the personalities that shaped it. Notably quaint homes from history, including Jefferson's Honeymoon Cottage, Henry Thoreau's Cabin, and George Bernard Shaw's Writing Hut, and features on wacky specialty houses are sure to inspire and delight.

My Side of the Mountain

Author: N.A
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0141312424
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 177
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A young boy relates his adventures during the year he spends living alone in the Catskill Mountains including his struggle for survival, his dependence on nature, his animal friends, and his ultimate realization that he needs human companionship.

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.