• Architecture

Shelter II

Author: Lloyd Kahn,Bob Easton
Publisher: Shelter Publications, Inc.
ISBN: 0936070498
Category: Architecture
Page: 224
View: 8542
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.

    • Architecture

Builders of the Pacific Coast

Author: Lloyd Kahn
Publisher: Shelter Publications, Inc.
ISBN: 0936070439
Category: Architecture
Page: 251
View: 2658
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.

    • House & Home

Tiny Homes

Simple Shelter : Scaling Back in the 21st Century
Author: Lloyd Kahn
Publisher: Shelter Publications, Inc.
ISBN: 9780936070520
Category: House & Home
Page: 214
View: 3874
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.

    • Architecture

Homework - Handbuilt Shelters

Author: Lloyd Kahn
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783936896008
Category: Architecture
Page: 244
View: 5338

    • Architecture, Domestic


Author: Lloyd Kahn, Jr.
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780679769484
Category: Architecture, Domestic
Page: 176
View: 1010
Illustrates and describes simple dwellings, and contains suggestions on constructing homes with natural materials.

Small Homes

The Right Size
Author: Lloyd Kahn
Publisher: Shelter Publications
ISBN: 9780936070681
Page: 224
View: 6464
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.

    • Camping

Shelters, Shacks, and Shanties

Author: Daniel Carter Beard
Publisher: N.A
Category: Camping
Page: 243
View: 4910
Practical hints, drawings and descriptions showing how to build suitable shelters for temporary or permanent camps, for a juvenile audience.

    • House & Home

Tiny Homes on the Move

Wheels and Water
Author: Lloyd Kahn
Publisher: Shelter Publications
ISBN: 9780936070629
Category: House & Home
Page: 211
View: 1443
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.

    • Social Science

The Shelter of Each Other

Author: Mary Pipher, PhD
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101665890
Category: Social Science
Page: 368
View: 3547
“Simple solutions for survival in this family-unfriendly culture…Eye-opening…heart-wrenching and uplifting.”—San Francisco Chronicle Even more resonant today than at its original publication in 1996, The Shelter of Each Other traces the effects of our society’s “anti-family” way of life, where parents are overtaxed, children are undersupervised, and technology is rapidly dictating how we interact. As she did in her number-one bestseller Reviving Ophelia, Mary Pipher illuminates how our families are suffering at the hands of shifting cultural norms, and she snaps our gaze into crisp focus. Drawing on the fascinating stories of families rich and poor, angry and despairing, religious and skeptical, and probing deep into her own family memories and experiences, Pipher clears a path to the strength and energy at the core of family life. Compassionate and heart-wrenching, The Shelter of Each Other is an impassioned call for us to gather our families in our arms and hold on to them for dear life. From the Trade Paperback edition.

    • Building, Wooden

Handmade Houses

A Guide to the Woodbutcher's Art
Author: Art Boericke
Publisher: N.A
Category: Building, Wooden
Page: 95
View: 6801
Examples of owner-built houses are depicted in this photographic journey through the countryside.

    • Architecture

Handmade Houses

A Century of Earth-friendly Home Design
Author: Richard Olsen
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 0847838455
Category: Architecture
Page: 239
View: 9145
Surveys a century of innovative and environmentally sensitive homes made from a wide variety of unconventional materials, including both houses built by amateurs and those designed with the help of an architect.

    • Sports & Recreation

The Complete Survival Shelters Handbook

A Step-by-Step Guide to Building Life-saving Structures for Every Climate and Wilderness Situation
Author: Anthonio Akkermans
Publisher: Ulysses Press
ISBN: 1612435122
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 144
View: 4707

    • Health & Fitness

Making Shelter

Author: Neil Champion
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781607530411
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 32
View: 9672
"Gives essential survival tips for building shelter in the wild, including using natural means in different regions such as the desert, forest, jungle, and cold areas. Also includes information on what to bring for aid when building shelters"--Provided by publisher.

    • Buses

Rolling Shelter

Vehicles We Have Called Home
Author: Kelly Hart
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780916289379
Category: Buses
Page: 72
View: 5685
Rolling Shelter is a personal account of Kelly and Rosana Hart's life in two different buses, three vans, two small motor homes, two travel trailers combined into one house, and two cars. Kelly tells stories of how they traveled through Mexico and Guatemala in a small van and then later developed a splendid home on their llama ranch in the mountains of Oregon. This book will inspire you and give you some ideas for how you might take advantage of vehicles to provide shelter in your life. In full color, the book features over 200 photographs and 5 detailed floor plans. With descriptions of how the conversions were accomplished, it is valuable both as an overview of vehicular dwelling and as a construction manual for how you might convert your own. One of the true joys of living in a vehicle is that it can be moved to new and exciting locations with relative ease. If you like to travel, but prefer to have your own bed and your own kitchen, then consider living in a motor home of some sort. The chapters include: "Our First Bus Home" shows the artistic conversion of a school bus parked on the rugged California coast. "Extra Wheels" describes a versatile step van and a Navy radar van used as a film studio. "Van Dwelling" features a Ford Econoline van equipped for travel into remote places and a VW Vanagon camper. "Juniper Ridge" shows how they made a unique home combining two long travel trailers into one home that could accommodate some of their llamas. "Tortuga & CanDo" were both small Dolphin motor homes built on Toyota trucks. "Here & There" was a full scale conversion of a 40 foot inter-city bus in which they traveled around the western United States.

    • Architecture

A Shelter Sketchbook

Timeless Building Solutions
Author: John S. Taylor
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781890132026
Category: Architecture
Page: 157
View: 4807
Recent years have seen a resurgence in building with natural materials such as earth, mud and straw. With this book, John S. Taylor examines natural buildings from civilisations throughout history.

    • Architecture

Woodstock Handmade Houses

Author: Robert Haney,David Ballantine,Jonathan Elliott
Publisher: Woodstock Handmade Houses
ISBN: 9780964292154
Category: Architecture
Page: 96
View: 9752
Celebrating the homes, studios, & workshops of a famed art colony, as well as their builders' lifestyles. Captured in stunning color photos are the plain & poetic, beautiful & exotic, funky & rustic shelters & workplaces of generations of creative residents of that unique Catskill mountain village. Main thesis: great homes can still be built cheaply by anyone with vision, determination, & some honest toil. The Woodstock House, featured herein, is almost always owner designed & built, using local woods & quarry materials, & salvage from old farms, mills, logging yards, & dumps. Recycling, self-sufficiency, & communal pitching-in before they became fashionable are all shown here. Gorgeous images permanently record the ingenuity, care, & craftsmanship of the artists & builders & one marvels at how they keep the elements off their easels, kilns, computers, table saws, pottery wheels, stained glass, word processors, etc... In its original edition a best-seller (150,000 copies), reviewed in the N.Y. Times, Rolling Stone, & excerpted in major magazines & museum shows in the U.S., Europe & Japan, this new computer-enhanced edition is updated & timed to the renaissance of the Woodstock Idea, not just as expressed in the famous rock festivals, but the more enduring aspects coming across the generations & going forward positively into the future. To order: PDS, 6893 Sullivan Road, Grawn, MI 49637. Phone: 616-276-5196, FAX: 616-276-5197, Orders: 1-800-345-0096.

    • Juvenile Fiction

A Shelter in Our Car

Author: Monica Gunning,Elaine Pedlar
Publisher: Childrens Book Press
ISBN: 9780892393084
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
View: 5119
Since leaving their home in Jamaica for an uncertain future in the United States, Zettie's mother can't find a steady job so they are forced to live in their car, but her mother's unwavering love, support, and gutsy determination give Zettie the confidence that, together, she and her mother can meet all challenges.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Gimme Shelter

Misadventures and Misinformation
Author: Doreen Cronin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1534405739
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 128
View: 8908
The Chicken Squad is back for their fifth (mis)adventure in this “lip-bitingly funny” (School Library Journal) chapter book from the bestselling author of Click, Clack, Moo and The Trouble with Chickens. The Chicken Squad prides themselves on being ready for anything. Marshmallow life preserves? Check. Copious bags of jellybeans for a car ride? Check. Storm shelter? Storm shelter! They need a storm shelter in case there is ever a storm. So Sugar takes it upon himself to build one in the yard. But it turns out it’s not big enough for everyone. And the big dig has unearthed some mysterious surprises.

    • Architecture

Fallout Shelter

Designing for Civil Defense in the Cold War
Author: David Monteyne
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 0816669759
Category: Architecture
Page: 348
View: 5193
Tracing the partnership between architects and American civil defense officials during the Cold War.

    • Fiction

The Shelters of Stone (with Bonus Content)

Earth's Children, Book Five
Author: Jean M. Auel
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0307767647
Category: Fiction
Page: 912
View: 2080
This eBook includes the full text of the novel plus the following additional content: • An exclusive preview chapter from Jean M. Auel’s The Land of Painted Caves, on sale in hardcover March 29, 2011 • An Earth’s Children® series sampler including free chapters from the other books in Jean M. Auel’s bestselling series • A Q&A with the author about the Earth’s Children® series The Shelters of Stone opens as Ayla and Jondalar, along with their animal friends, Wolf, Whinney, and Racer, complete their epic journey across Europe and are greeted by Jondalar’s people: the Zelandonii. The people of the Ninth Cave of the Zelandonii fascinate Ayla. Their clothes, customs, artifacts, even their homes—formed in great cliffs of vertical limestone—are a source of wonder to her. And in the woman Zelandoni, the spiritual leader of the Ninth Cave (and the one who initiated Jondalar into the Gift of Pleasure), she meets a fellow healer with whom to share her knowledge and skills. But as Ayla and Jondalar prepare for the formal mating at the Summer Meeting, there are difficulties. Not all the Zelandonii are welcoming. Some fear Ayla’s unfamiliar ways and abhor her relationship with those they call flatheads and she calls Clan. Some even oppose her mating with Jondalar, and make their displeasure known. Ayla has to call on all her skills, intelligence, knowledge, and instincts to find her way in this complicated society, to prepare for the birth of her child, and to decide whether she will accept new challenges and play a significant role in the destiny of the Zelandonii. Jean Auel is at her very best in this superbly textured creation of a prehistoric society. The Shelters of Stone is a sweeping story of love and danger, with all the wonderful detail—based on meticulous research— that makes her novels unique. It is a triumphant continuation of the Earth’s Children® saga that began with The Clan of the Cave Bear. And it includes an amazing rhythmic poem that describes the birth of Earth’s Children and plays its own role in the narrative of The Shelters of Stone.