This groundbreaking book
doesnt just tell you about green house-building techniques: it actually
shows you, with more than 1,200 step-by-step photographs that follow the actual erection
of an alternative building from site selection to final-touch interior details. Readers
will get a clear sense of the real world challenges as Snell and Callahan create a lovely
country cottage using four methods: straw bale, cob, cordwood, and modified stick-frame.
This clear, concise, up-to-date
blueprint for every aspect of the home building process answers all major questions. The
new edition takes the reader from figuring a budget to finding labor and materials.
Readers will discover how to be ones own general contractor; the pros and cons of
myriad options; and sample bid forms, project schedules, estimating worksheets, contractor
agreements, and other forms not in the previous edition. Plus, there are 100 additional
illustrations to enhance reader understanding.
Expanding a house requires both
inspiration and expertise, and that is just what the seasoned professionals from Fine
Homebuilding magazine have provided in Building Additions. Through an eye-catching
combination of text, illustration, and photos, they reveal the decisions, design ideas,
and construction details involved in completing a wide range of home additions. From bay
window bump-outs and basement remodels to sunrooms and second-story additions, readers get
the kind of valuable insider expertise and hands-on techniques that guarantee top-notch
results when adding on to a house.
Good House Book: A Common-Sense Guide to Alternative Homebuilding Solar *
Straw Bale * Cob * Adobe * Earth Plaster * & More (A Natural Home Book) by
With this exquisitely illustrated
guide, packed with 400 photos and illustrations, anyone can put environmentally friendly
ideas into beautiful practice. Heres an intelligent look at how a home is supposed
to function and a variety of different building approaches. Find the right solution to fit
your individual needs, local climate, and natural resources. The broad range of topics
covered include choosing a site; selecting materials; building with straw bale, cob,
adobe, or rammed earth; and plugging into alternative home power systems.
Small homes are of particular
interest to American homeowners searching for unique and affordable ways to live. From a
dragonfly house to a Texas saddlebag house to a rustic country cottage, this book features
small house designs for every taste and budget, most of them using less than 2,000 square
feet of floor space. 180 color photos and 85 color illustrations add to this wonderful
book of creative inspiration and expert advice for anyone considering a home remodel.
Homes(Best of Fine Homebuilding)
by Fine Homebuilding Magazine (Editor)
Selected from the pages of Fine
Homebuilding, this book provides inspiration for anyone dreaming of such a home, plus
practical guidance for designing and building in this often-challenging environment.
Chosen for their variety of styles and settings, these outstanding examples range from
Northwest eclectic in Seattle to an elegant houseboat in Rhode Island. Throughout the
book, photographs, floor plans, drawings, and expert building information give a full
picture of the possibilities for at the beach.
House additions come in all sizes
and levels of complexity. This book contains dozens of ideas for additions, everything
from adding a sunroom to expanding a half-Cape into a full-blown house. Candid accounts of
design and construction from the architects, builders, and homeowners are included, giving
the home do-it-yourselfer or armchair architect the chance to learn firsthand the kinds of
challenges that arise and how to overcome them. 180 color photos and 85 color
illustrations add to this book of creative inspiration and expert advice for anyone
considering a home remodel.