SIMPLE SOLAR HOMESTEADING: Self-Help
This book is for anyone thinking about or already living off-grid that wants to learn how to build simple solar projects to make life easier. ... More > Includes 15 plans with many pictures, drawings and material list. Learn to build: a solar cabin, solar composting toilet, solar water heater, solar food dehydrator, rainwater harvesting system, root/storm cellar, drill a water well and more...
Also included: How and where to find cheap homestead property and a resource guide for homesteader supplies.< Less
This book is a 110 page detailed guide to build what I would consider to be the best darn homemade BBQ Smoker on the planet. This is a full blown nuts to bolts, 110 page instruction guide with... More > pictures that will walk you step by step in building your dream bbq smoker. This is a well thought out, engineered bbq smoker that is made up of many components that all work together in harmony to produce championship quality bbq..every time. Why do I think the plans are so good: Well, I have spent the last 5 years designing and building the ultimate BBQ smoker based on readily available 55 gallon drums and with NO WELDING. I have spent COUNTLESS hours perfecting the design, so that it does the following: Maintains steady BBQ temps for LONG periods of time, Fuel efficiency, Even INDIRECT heat, Weather-Proof, Inexpensive to Build, Precise air flow control, unique charcoal chute for easy loading,charcoal basket and ash pan, folding side tables, steel casters for easy mobility, precise temperature gauging, etc.< Less
We have always loved the look and feel of stone houses. They have an ageless quality that stands in contrast to the built in obsolescence prevalent in today’s world. Twenty five years ago we... More > built own stone house. We researched the available methods, and settled on the slip-form technique popularized by Scott and Helen Nearing. We made several major improvements including better slipforms, creation of a reveal at face of the stones, and foam insulation built into the walls.
We have organized our book into two parts. Part I: The Art of Building a House of Stone details an Advanced Slipform Construction Technique from the gathering of stones to the construction of finished structures with a special section detailing building Garden Walls. Part II: From Dream to Reality – Building Our House chronicles our building experience in the summer of 1979 and offers comments gleaned from living in our house for more than a quarter of a century.< Less
You're buried under piles of unfolded laundry. You can't set the table because all your dishes are dirty. You need to dust, but every countertop is covered in newspapers and last month's unpaid... More > bills. Every drawer in your home is a junk drawer. Does this sound familiar? Do you want to manage your home better, but just don't know where to start? Bootcamp for Lousy Housekeepers is the book that can help you transform your home from "messed" to "blessed" in a month (or less!) and keep it clean FOR GOOD!
Drill Sergeant Heidi Schaap teaches you what to clean, how often to clean it, how to maintain your newly-cleaned home and more!< Less