Small Homes

Author: Lloyd Kahn
Publisher: Shelter Publications
ISBN: 0936070684
Release Date: 2017-03-14
Genre:

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.

Builders of the Pacific Coast

Author: Lloyd Kahn
Publisher: Shelter Publications, Inc.
ISBN: 9780936070438
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Architecture

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.

Home Work

Author: Lloyd Kahn
Publisher:
ISBN: 0936070331
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Architecture

A fascinating guide to homemade shelter presents images and ideas culled from across the globe, including bottle homes in the Nevada desert, tree houses on the South China Sea, Japanese stilt houses, and much, much more. Original.

Tiny Homes

Author: Lloyd Kahn
Publisher: Shelter Publications, Inc.
ISBN: 0936070528
Release Date: 2012-01
Genre: House & Home

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:
ISBN: UVA:X000945078
Release Date: 1920
Genre: Camping

Practical hints, drawings and descriptions showing how to build suitable shelters for temporary or permanent camps, for a juvenile audience.

Shelter II

Author: Lloyd Kahn
Publisher: Shelter Publications, Inc.
ISBN: 9780936070490
Release Date: 2010-10-19
Genre: Architecture

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.

Shelter Medicine for Veterinarians and Staff

Author: Lila Miller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118445570
Release Date: 2012-10-24
Genre: Medical

Shelter Medicine for Veterinarians and Staff, Second Edition is the premier reference on shelter medicine. Divided into sections on management, species-specific animal husbandry, infectious disease, animal cruelty, shelter programs, behavior, and spay/neuter, the new edition has been reformatted in a more user-friendly design with briefer chapters and information cross-referenced between chapters. Maintaining a herd health approach, new and expanded chapters address issues of husbandry, infectious disease management, behavior forensics, population management, forensic toxicology, animal cruelty and hoarding, enrichment in shelters, spay/neuter, and shelter design. Now in full color, this fully updated new edition delivers a vast array of knowledge necessary to provide appropriate and humane care for shelter animals. Veterinarians, veterinary technicians and shelter professionals will find this to be the go-to resource on the unique aspects of shelter medicine that help facilitate operating a modern, efficient, and humane shelter.

Tiny Homes on the Move

Author: Lloyd Kahn
Publisher: Shelter Publications
ISBN: 0936070625
Release Date: 2014
Genre: House & Home

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.

Microshelters

Author: Derek “Deek” Diedricksen
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781612123547
Release Date: 2015-09-19
Genre: House & Home

If you dream of living in a tiny house, or creating a getaway in the backwoods or your backyard, you’ll love this gorgeous collection of creative and inspiring ideas for tiny houses, cabins, forts, studios, and other microshelters. Created by a wide array of builders and designers around the United States and beyond, these 59 unique and innovative structures show you the limits of what is possible. Each is displayed in full-color photographs accompanied by commentary by the author. In addition, Diedricksen includes six sets of building plans by leading designers to help you get started on a microshelter of your own. You’ll also find guidelines on building with recycled and salvaged materials, plus techniques for making your small space comfortable and easy to inhabit.

Little House on a Small Planet

Author: Shay Salomon
Publisher:
ISBN: 1599217953
Release Date: 2010
Genre: House & Home

Challenging fading trends in subdivision housing, a guide to small-structure living cites such potential benefits as reduced costs, closer communities and simpler lifestyles while outlining 14 basic principles for the design and habitation of efficient, high-density homes. Original.

Shelter

Author: Lloyd Kahn, Jr.
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 067976948X
Release Date: 1995-12
Genre: Architecture, Domestic

Illustrates and describes simple dwellings, and contains suggestions on constructing homes with natural materials.

Mudgirls Manifesto

Author: The Mudgirls Natural Building Collective
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9781771422659
Release Date: 2018-06-05
Genre: House & Home

In the face of widespread burnout and a world gone crazy, how to we find things to say "yes" to, rather than a resounding "no"? On North America's West Coast, there's a group of rebel women who ten years ago chose to break free from a rigged economic and social system. They didn't take to the streets to lobby banks and governments to change their ways – they didn't have time for that. They had babies to feed and house. They reckoned that if nobody else was going to change the rules to support basic human needs and respect the biosphere, then we are all free to make our own rules. They chose action. They decided to teach themselves how to build houses using the most abundant material on earth – mud. They'd learn by building, gathering skills and allies. They'd have fun, sharing whatever they learned with whoever wanted to come along for the ride. The Mudgirls revolution was born. Part story of rebel women, grassroots self-governance, and community-building, part incendiary political and economic tract, and part practical guide to building natural homes for real people. Mudgirls Manifesto is about respecting the earth, each other, and crafting meaningful lives. A powerful, positive antidote to troubled times. The Mudgirls is an all-women's natural building collective from coastal British Columbia. They build houses and offer workshops that empower people to take back the right to provide themselves with shelter. They champion respect for the earth and each other. Find out more at mudgirls.ca.

A Little House of My Own

Author: Les Walker
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Pub
ISBN: PSU:000045989667
Release Date: 2000
Genre: House & Home

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.

Drafting

Author: Bob Syvanen
Publisher:
ISBN: 1564402509
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Architecture

Detailed and illustrated by a professional, this guide presents simple, successful methods for drafting house plans.

Compact Houses

Author: Gerald Rowan
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603428613
Release Date: 2013-10-28
Genre: House & Home

Discover the huge possibilities of a small house! Whether you’re building from scratch or retrofitting an existing structure, these 50 innovative floor plans will show you how to make the most of houses measuring 1,400 square feet or less. Gerald Rowan presents creative and efficient layouts that use every inch of space, with tips on fully maximizing closets, porches, bathrooms, attics, and basements. From reorganizing a small storage area to building a brand-new home, you’ll find a detailed design to fit your family’s needs.