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

Vitamin N

Author: Richard Louv
Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781786490438
Release Date: 2016-07-21
Genre: Nature

From the bestselling authority on connecting children with nature, a one-of-a-kind guide chock-full of practical ideas, advice and inspiration for creating a nature-rich life - for kids and grown-ups. In his groundbreaking international bestseller Last Child in the Woods, Richard Louv spotlighted the alienation of children from the natural world, coining the term 'nature-deficit disorder'. Vitamin N is the comprehensive practical handbook, a complete prescription for enjoying the natural world. Includes: Five hundred activities Scores of informational websites An abundance of down-to-earth advice Dozens of thought-provoking essays. Unlike other guidebooks, Vitamin N (for 'nature') addresses the whole family and the wider community, encouraging parents eager to share nature with their kids. It is a dose of pure inspiration, reminding us that looking up at the stars or taking a walk in the woods is as joyful as it is essential, at any age.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Ultimate Tree House Project

Author: Gary M Nelson
Publisher: Gazza's Guides
ISBN: 9780992255183
Release Date: 2013-03-29
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

10 year old best friends Ben, James, Tim & Tom find the perfect tree in a forest near their school and begin to build the Ultimate Tree House. Things start with a bang, and get even worse when Ben's sister Amanda discovers them working on their secret tree house. Next thing they know, the girls are building their own - in the same tree - and it looks even better than the boy's! How are they doing it? What is their secret weapon? After the accident, everything changes and the boys are forced to team up with the girls - as if that would ever work! This book introduces basic Project Management concepts to children through an entertaining, funny story and simple lessons taught to one of the children by her father who is (of course) a Project Manager. She applies what she has learned and suddenly the girls are leaping ahead of the boys who had just "started building" - without a plan. Come join this unlikely band of tree house builders - four girls, four boys - as they end up working together to try and complete the Ultimate Tree House Project!

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105111050469
Release Date: 2000-01
Genre: American literature


The Experts Guide to Life at Home

Author: Samantha Ettus
Publisher: Potter Style
ISBN: 9780307484475
Release Date: 2011-12-07
Genre: Reference

Read a little, learn a lot! In the bestselling The Experts’ Guide to 100 Things Everyone Should Know How to Do, the world’s most knowledgeable experts provided unparalleled insights into mastering the little things in life that are often invariably the hardest to accomplish. Now, Experts’ Guide series creator Samantha Ettus once again brings together 100 renowned experts who share their proficiency and know-how to show you not only how to make your home more beautiful, but how to live more happily in it. The first book to join three home-related genres—home improvement, self-help, and interior design—The Experts’ Guide to Life at Home is the ultimate must-have guide to mastering your domain. Divided into six sections (To Nest, To Protect, To Improve, To Beautify, To Relax, and To Enjoy), 100 of the world’s leading experts provide consummate insight into how to successfully accomplish everything from properly folding fitted sheets, as taught by the world’s leading computational origami expert; to hanging holiday lights, with guidance from the man who decorates the world-renowned Rockefeller Center Christmas tree; to carving a turkey, with instructions from Oprah’s personal chef. The experts include: • Al Roker, on how to Create a Family Barbecue • Senator Dianne Feinstein, on how to Prevent Identity Theft • Joy Browne, on how to Compromise • Ina Garten, on how to Host a Dinner Party • Harvey Karp, on how to Discipline Your Children • Susie Coelho, on how to Make the Most of a Spare Room • Jorge Cruise, on how to Incorporate Fitness into Your Daily Life • Alexandra Stoddard, on how to Lead a Happy Life The contributors to The Experts’ Guide to Life at Home range from instantly recognizable names like Rachael Ray and Leeza Gibbons to industry leaders like the CEO of AARP and the co-creators of the hit TV show The Amazing Race. All have been chosen for inclusion because they are at the very top of their profession, be it finance, cooking, relationships, medicine, security, or even building the perfect snowman. From the bedroom to the kitchen, the kid’s room to the basement, the backyard to the front yard, The Experts’ Guide to Life at Home makes it easy to read a little and learn a lot about making the most of your home. Also available:The Experts’ Guide to 100 Things Everyone Should Know How to Do From the Hardcover edition.

Last Child in the Woods

Author: Richard Louv
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781848877498
Release Date: 2013-07-04
Genre: Family & Relationships

This huge international bestseller, fully revised for non-American readers, is now in ebook. Last Child in the Woods shows how our children have become increasingly alienated and distant from nature, why this matters, and what we can do to make a difference. It is unsentimental, rigorous and utterly original. 'A cri de coeur for our children' Guardian Camping in the garden, riding bikes through the woods, climbing trees, collecting bugs, picking wildflowers, running through piles of autumn leaves... These are the things childhood memories are made of. But for a whole generation of today's children the pleasures of a free-range childhood are missing, and their indoor habits contribute to epidemic obesity, attention-deficit disorder, isolation and childhood depression. This timely book shows how our children have become increasingly alienated and distanced from nature, why this matters and how we can make a difference. Last Child in the Woods is a clarion call, brilliantly written, compelling and irresistibly persuasive - a book that will change minds and lives.

The Great Neighborhood Book

Author: Jay Walljasper
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9781550923421
Release Date: 2007-06-01
Genre: Political Science

Abandoned lots and litter-strewn pathways, or rows of green beans and pockets of wildflowers? Graffiti-marked walls and desolate bus stops, or shady refuges and comfortable seating? What transforms a dingy, inhospitable area into a dynamic gathering place? How do individuals take back their neighborhood? Neighborhoods decline when the people who live there lose their connection and no longer feel part of their community. Recapturing that sense of belonging and pride of place can be as simple as planting a civic garden or placing some benches in a park. The Great Neighborhood Book explains how most struggling communities can be revived, not by vast infusions of cash, not by government, but by the people who live there. The author addresses such challenges as traffic control, crime, comfort and safety, and developing economic vitality. Using a technique called “placemaking”—the process of transforming public space—this exciting guide offers inspiring real-life examples that show the magic that happens when individuals take small steps and motivate others to make change. This book will motivate not only neighborhood activists and concerned citizens but also urban planners, developers, and policymakers. Jay Walljasper is a senior fellow of Project for Public Spaces (PPS), whose mission is to create and sustain enriching public places that build communities. He is a former editor of The Utne Reader and currently executive editor of Ode magazine. Inspired by European cities, The Great Neighborhood Book highlights practical solutions for the revitalization of North American cities.

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.

Playhouses You Can Build

Author: David R. Stiles
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
ISBN: 1552093158
Release Date: 1999
Genre: House & Home

Offers plans and instructions for building a variety of children's playhouses, and includes suggestions for playhouse furniture