Author: John Kelsey
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company Incorporated
Release Date: 2011
Genre: House & Home
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.
Cabins & Cottages For many the only way to go with housing is up: more rooms, more space, and more stuff to fill it all with. The only reason to save money is for them to get themselves into further debt to finance that huge house on the hill. More and more though, people find that the bigger house doesn't give them a bigger life or any more satisfaction while they're living among all the empty rooms. What once seemed to impress their friends and neighbors now seems over the top in a world of minimalist designs and real environmental concerns. Recent trends are favoring smaller, more compact and more self-conscious living. These homes are full of character, they are highly personalized, and they are driven by design and utility instead of might and size. In Cabins, Cottages and Teeny Tiny Livingyou will be introduced into the world of smaller homes and all that they can offer you. Whether you are looking for a small house, a shipping container home, a compact cabin, or even a tiny home you will be led with easy-to-follow and insightful advice that will take you from dreaming, to planning, to building your new small home with the bigger life. Cabins and cottages have long been seen as a cute dream or only suitable for a holiday home but this is no longer the case. By using special techniques you can create smaller and custom made homes with all the fun cabins and cottages can offer right in your home town. The stress of downsizing is no longer the burden it once was with the endless waves of innovation in the design world that allow you to have all the comforts of a modern life, and more, all in a few seamlessly connected small spaces. With the use of a few mirrors, some ingenious storage solutions and a new approach to interior design you can live in half the space with twice the excitement. Thanks to the recent popularity of the tiny house movement the design and philosophy of smaller homes has reached a wider audience and now many people are seeing this as one of the best options to save money and redefine the environment they live in. Learn not just how to live in a house but to live and interact with the space around you so it fits your needs. For many the idea of building your own cabin, cottage or tiny house is deeply mysterious and daunting. How can it be done on a budget? How can you gain zoning permission to build a tiny home among your established friends and family? Is it possible for just anyone to build their own home? You will be taken through all of these steps and given guidance in approaching a variety of homes as well as how to get through the tricky process of financing your own smaller home, sourcing recycled materials, and finding and buying the best plan for you. Whether you are just a beginner or you are a seasoned builder you will be given the tools for understanding how to start building your own smaller home, why you would want a smaller home, the advantages of living just with what you need, and the various features of the homes you can build. So what will it be? A cottage hidden away in the woods? A cabin to spend the summer by near the lake? A shipping container that lets you start living your life outside and in? Your very own unique tiny house that can be moved at a whim and meets your every desire? When you live small the choice is yours. Download Now! Click the Orange Button on the Top of the Page
Looking for the ideal escape? Foghorn Outdoors Northern California Cabins and Cottages is the perfect place to find a romantic lakeside cottage, rustic tent cabin, fire lookout station, or luxurious moored yacht to complement any Northern California getaway. Authors and adventurers Stephani and Tom Stienstra provide expert profiles on a range of accommodations for every personality and budget, including details on facilities, contact information, rates, amenities, and special features. Each listing is accompanied by activity suggestions--from mud bathing in Calistoga to horseback riding over the Madeline Plains--all available on-site or within a short drive. Complete with ratings on comfort level and quality of recreation activities, Foghorn Outdoors Northern California Cabins and Cottages provides the tools to create a great getaway.
Cape Cod, the Maine shore, the New Hampshire Lakes Region, the White Mountains, Vermont, the Berkshires--all these favorite New England spots are showcased in this helpful guide, which provides places to stay for all seasons, from lakeside summer cottages to winter ski cabins.
Author: Nancy D. Myers Benbow
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Survey of and guide to homesites of U.S. presidents. Each entry includes an address and telephone number (where available), as well as a synopisis of the site's features and a history of the house and its presidential occupants. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs in addition to eight pages of color plates.
Publisher: Sunset Publishing Company
Release Date: 2003
Genre: House & Home
Whether nestled in a stand of pines, bordering a mountain lake, or basking in the sun by the sea, a vacation home provides a welcome retreat from the hectic pace of daily life. These distinctive designs offer flexible plans that are perfect for everything from hideaway cabins and retirement cottages to seaside getaways.
Whether you rent your vacation home or let friends and family stay when you are away, COTTAGES, CABINS & CHALETS will make everyone's stay safe and enjoyable. Forget scraps of paper, endless lists and other self-made guides to the workings and idiosyncrasies of your cottage or chalet. Now you can record all the essentials in one handy volume! Using the write-in pages and checklists, you can personalized everything your visitor needs to know-from the particulars of operating your wood stove or barbecue, to listing where you keep the flashlight and fuses. Plus, there's a section for guests' signatures and comments. COTTAGES, CABINS & CHALETS is packed with helpful information, including; -a checklist on opening and closing you cottage or chalet -the correct way to start a wood fire -a first-aid guide and a list of emergency numbers -preparing a basic fire escape plan -a plumbing primer that covers every situation a guest might encounter -how to deter pesky rodents, animals, and insects -tips on boating and swimming safety -forecasting the weather
Author: Francesc Zamora
Release Date: 2016-01-26
Genre: House & Home
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.
"In The Family Cabin, author and "cabinologist" Dale Mulfinger expires the role that cabins have had and continue to have in family bonding and as a repository for family history, nostalgia, and cherished memories. This collection brings together 37 new and old cabins from across North America as inspiration for anyone who desires a peaceful retreat of their own."--