Tree Houses You Can Actually Build

Author: David R. Stiles
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0395892732
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Provides information on tools, ropes, knots, ladders, and other equipment and supplies needed for building a tree house, and offers five basic designs that can be built

Treehouses and Playhouses You Can Build

Author: Jeanie Stiles
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 1423608062
Release Date: 2009-09-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Treehouses & Playhouses You Can Build shows how average "do-it-yourself" families can easily and affordably bring to life a "Hobbit's Treehouse," a "Pirate's Playhouse," or a "Crow's Nest" in their own backyards! There are a lot of books out there filled with enchanting photos of elaborate treehouses and playhouses built by professionals and costing tens of thousands to build. For the rest of us, there's bit of elbow grease, a lot of imagination, a trip to the hardware store-and Treehouses & Playhouses You Can Build.

Vitamin N

Author: Richard Louv
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 9781616205614
Release Date: 2016-04-12
Genre: Family & Relationships

From the author of the New York Times bestseller that defined nature-deficit disorder and launched the international children-and-nature movement, Vitamin N (for “nature”) is a complete prescription for connecting with the power and joy of the natural world right now, with 500 activities for children and adults Dozens of inspiring and thought-provoking essays Scores of informational websites Down-to-earth advice In his landmark work Last Child in the Woods, Richard Louv was the first to bring widespread attention to the alienation of children from the natural world, coining the term nature-deficit disorder and outlining the benefits of a strong nature connection--from boosting mental acuity and creativity to reducing obesity and depression, from promoting health and wellness to simply having fun. That book “rivaled Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring” (the Cincinnati Enquirer), was “an absolute must-read for parents” (the Boston Globe), and “an inch-thick caution against raising the fully automated child” (the New York Times). His follow-up book, The Nature Principle, addressed the needs of adults and outlined a “new nature movement and its potential to improve the lives of all people no matter where they live” (McClatchy Newspapers).Vitamin N is a one-of-a-kind, comprehensive, and practical guidebook for the whole family and the wider community, including tips not only for parents eager to share nature with their kids but also for those seeking nature-smart schools, medical professionals, and even careers. It is a dose of pure inspiration, reminding us that looking up at the stars or taking a walk in the woods is as exhilarating as it is essential, at any age.

Black Decker The Complete Guide to Treehouses 2nd edition

Author: Philip Schmidt
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
ISBN: 9781589236615
Release Date: 2012-05-01
Genre: House & Home

Treehouses are more popular today than ever before. Our original treehouse book, The Complete Guide: Build Your Kids a Treehouse, was published in 2007. It exceeded all sales projections right out of the gate and continues to be a leading title in the treehouse category. Now, we've made it even better. The expanded edition features three all-new treehouses shown in complete step by step detail, along with full plans. Also includes an expanded inspiration section, offering a wider variety of unique and interesting treehouses that generate ideas and excitement. Exciting book for parents or grandparents to use with their children.

Verschollen auf hoher See

Author: Mary Pope Osborne
Publisher:
ISBN: 378555172X
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Magic

Nach dem großen Erdbeben in San Francisco ("Gefahr in der Feuerstadt" in dieser Nr.) erleben Anne und Philipp nun eine 2. berühmte Katastrophe der Moderne. Schon das Titelbild mit dem Sternenhimmel und dem Eisberg deutet es an: Das ist die Nacht, in der die "Titanic" sinkt. Es dauert aber eine Weile, bis das auch die Kinder merken. Sie sind gekommen, um ein Geschenk zu bekommen, das die böse Magie bekämpft, die Morgans Freiheit bedroht. Hilfsbereit wie immer retten sie ein Geschwisterpaar vor dem Tod und bekommen das rettende Geschenk. Erst im letzten Moment können sie sich mit dem magischen Baumhaus in Sicherheit bringen. Die schlicht und geradlinig erzählte Geschichte transportiert doch einige beherzenswerte Botschaften: Hilfsbereitschaft und Mitleid. Und wie wichtig Bücher sind, denn ohne sie könnte das Baumhaus die Kinder nie in andere Zeiten bringen. Nett ist auch das umgekehrte Rollenklischee mit dem draufgängerischen Mädchen und dem nachdenklicheren Jungen. Als Lesefutter überall möglich und sicher begehrt.. Anne und Philipp kommen auf die "Titanic". Sie retten ein Geschwisterpaar, aber wird es ihnen gelingen, selbst rechtzeitig vom Schiff zu kommen? Ab 8.

Die 4 Stunden Woche

Author: Timothy Ferriss
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 9783843704458
Release Date: 2012-12-21
Genre: Business & Economics

Warum arbeiten wir uns eigentlich zu Tode? Haben wir nichts Besseres zu tun? Und ob! - sagt Timothy Ferriss. Der junge Unternehmer war lange Workaholic mit 80-Stunden-Woche. Doch dann erfand er MBA- Management by Absence- und ist seitdem freier, reicher, glücklicher. Mit viel Humor, provokanten Denkanstößen und erprobten Tipps erklärt Ferriss, wie sich die 4-Stunden-Woche bei vollem Lohnausgleich verwirklichen lässt. Der Wegweiser für eine Flucht aus dem Hamsterrad und ein Manifest für eine neue Gewichtung zwischen Leben und Arbeiten.

Be in a Treehouse

Author: Pete Nelson
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 9781613125939
Release Date: 2014-03-25
Genre: House & Home

Pete Nelson, the world’s best-known treehouse designer and builder, wants to put readers in trees—his motto is, “get ’er done, so you can BE in a TREE.” His new book is a comprehensive source of inspiration and practical information about treehouse design and construction. To that end, he shares the basics of treehouse construction with his own recent projects as case studies. Using photographs taken especially for this project along with diagrams, he covers the selection and care of trees, and explains the fundamentals of building treehouse platforms. To ignite the imagination, Nelson presents 27 treehouses in the United States, Europe, and Africa. The book will be indispensible to anyone who aspires to have a treehouse, from the armchair dreamer, to the amateur builder, to the professional contractor.

Handy Dad

Author: Todd Davis
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811879859
Release Date: 2012-01-20
Genre: House & Home

Skate ramps, zip lines, go-carts, and more! In this super-fun book, Todd Davis—extreme sports athlete and host of HGTV's Over Your Head—presents 25 awesome projects for dads to build with their kids. Busy dads can choose projects that range from simple to challenging and take anywhere from five minutes to a full weekend. Readers are given all the directions they need to grab materials that can be found around the house or at the local hardware store and get to work banging up a sweet BMX ramp or half-pipe, building a tree house or tire swing, or throwing together a slip-and-slide or tie-dye station for an afternoon of fun. With plenty of color photographs, easy-to-follow instructions, and detailed illustrations, Handy Dad is chock-full of creative and inexpensive ways to keep kids (and dads) entertained for hours.

Home Tree Home

Author: Peter N. Nelson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101495773
Release Date: 1997-08-01
Genre: House & Home

Remember the view from atop a tree? You could survey the landscape like a monarch, escape your parents' watchful eye, and let your imagination run wild. Well, just because you've grown up, it doesn't mean you can't enjoy the sense of liberation a tree provides. Here is the most comprehensive guide ever to building your own castle in the air, be it a simple child's playhouse or an adult's cozy retreat with all the modern conveniences, including electricty. Peter Nelson, the nation's foremost authority on treehouses, tells you everything you need to know about designing and building the house that's right for you and your family. He gives you information on site selection (why some trees provide better homes than others), safety issues, tree care, advice on styles and materials, and other essential rules of thumb that will save time and money. Nelson walks you through the construction of four actual projects: a children's playhouse, a vacation home, an office, and a full-time residence. Whether you'd like to build your children a safe and fun place to play and dream, or you're contemplating your own retreat from the drudgeries of earthbound living, this practical, wildly fanciful guide will show you how to make your tree fantasies come true.