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Building in the 'Bu: Navigating the Malibu Zoning Code By Lester Tobias
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“Building in the ’Bu: Navigating the Malibu Zoning Code” addresses the process of building a home in Malibu, from what code(s) are applicable for a given project, to how to deal... More > with older homes that no longer meet current codes, to the actual submittal and plan review process. Flow charts and decision trees are included to help a reader decide where in the planning and permitting process their dream home lies. Finally, as Tobias writes: “After laying out all the pitfalls, trials and tribulations of the process, I give the reader a reason to not be daunted, and to go boldly where plenty of homeowners have gone before.”< Less
Ultimate Off Grid Guide By LaMar Alexander
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This book is for anyone that lives off-grid or would like to live an off-grid homesteader lifestyle. It is 355 pages and includes detailed step-by-step plans, full color pictures, and material list... More > for building an off-grid cabin and over 30 useful homestead projects. Also included are directions for installing a small solar and wind power system, rain water harvest system, composting toilet, outdoor wood furnace and more... This ebook is printable and works on Linux, Windows, and Mac!< Less
Off the Grid By LaMar Alexander
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This book is for anyone thinking about or already living off-grid. It includes detailed step-by-step plans for a solar cabin and over 30 other projects. This is an encyclopedia for homesteading and... More > off-grid living written by a homesteader and includes cabin plans, solar and wind system installation, solar composting toilet, how to make a living from your homestead, where to find cheap land and much more... This book was designed as an Ebook with links and videos that will not work in the printed version. If you want full color pics, links and videos to work please order the Ebook download or CD version available on Lulu.< Less
The Enlightened Party Planner: Guides to Creating Parties from the Heart - The Six Elements of a Successful Party By Shelby L. Phillips, Ellen F. Henneke
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Does the thought of planning a party feel overwhelming, intimidating, or like one more thing you have to do? Have you ever wondered how to create a fun and memorable party? The Enlightened Party... More > Planner: Guides to Creating Parties from the Heart is a series of books based on the notion that being of service and coming from the heart will not only make for an amazing party your guests will remember for a lifetime, but will also leave you feeling happy and fulfilled. The Six Elements of a Successful Party is based on one fundamental principal: show your guests how important they are to you! With a special blend of “heart-centered” party planning teachings, unique party plan ideas, invaluable resources and examples, journal pages, and a 30-page all-inclusive Planner Pack, this book is the perfect companion for planning any gathering or celebration with grace and ease.< Less
House of Fallen Timbers By David Lottes
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This Blook is a selection of the first six months entries and images in the journal of my attempt to build a log cabin from dead trees and found materials. The goal was to create a small cabin... More > spending as little money as possible.< Less
Everybody's Building Code By Bruce Barker
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Everybody's Building Code helps everybody build safe and efficient homes and helps everybody avoid costly construction defects. Everybody's Building Code is for homeowners, contractors, real estate... More > agents, home inspectors and anybody else who wants to understand the International Residential Code without wading through the dry and often confusing language of the code itself. Everybody’s Building Code restates code requirements into direct, command oriented statements and provides many examples, illustrations, and photographs that demonstrate how to apply the code requirements. In cases where the code requirements may not reflect current best practices, the book discusses some opinions on the subject and directs the reader to other sources for more information. The book contains an extensive key word index and a detailed Table of Contents that helps readers find the code provisions they need.< Less
Selling Your SIlver: A Guide to Finding a Buyer and Getting a Good Price By Jim Stringer
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If you have some silver pieces to sell but don’t have a clue about how to do it, this booklet is for you. Questions answered include: .......... What's the difference between sterling and... More > silver plate? ..........How do I identify what I have? .......... What’s a fair price? .......... Who buys silver? .......... Where can I find buyers? .......... Which is better - selling silver for scrap or selling for intended use? .......... Should I sell now or hold my silver pieces? ............... Reading this booklet will answer many of your questions. To be fair, you still will have some work to do on your own because there is no precise way to find a buyer. But, you’ll be well on your way with basic knowledge to help in locating a buyer and negotiating a good deal............ SECOND EDITION --- 37 pages in "pdf" format you can read on your computer...........Requires Adobe Digital Edition Reader - a free download.< Less
DIY Guide To Ceramic Wall & Floor Tiles By www. etraderz.co.uk
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For many years ceramic tiles have been popular as a means of covering walls and, to a lesser extent, floors and work surfaces. They provide a maintenance free, long lasting, and tough decorative... More > surface finish which cannot be matched by any other form of covering. If they have any drawback it is purely that they are so durable that they cannot be stripped off at will like wallpaper or paint to suit changing decorative tastes. Although the use of ceramic tiles, and quarry tiles, is on the increase there are still many people who hesitate to tackle a major tiling project believing that it is too complicated so this leaflet is aimed to dispel many of the doubts and worries which exist and to make tiling an easier and more enjoyable task.< Less
The Art of Building A House of Stone By Joe Kohler, Mona Anderson
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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
Simple Solar Homesteading By LaMar Alexander H.E.S.
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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
Style to Impress and Create a Home with Heart By Bettina Deda
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'Style To Impress and Create a Home with Heart and Personality' is a step-by-step DIY workbook for homeowners to successfully manage any interior design project. You know how much time and money can... More > be waisted if you don't have a strategic approach to DIY renovating. What my ebook does is very quickly develop a plan for you, through a range of printout sheets, checklists and practical tips, so that you are very clear what you spend, what to buy and when to buy it whilst renovating. In this workbook you will discover - how to become more confident in interior styling - how to have less stress and achieve greater clarity of your objectives for your project - how to become organized and in control of your project - how to work with a budget and timeline - how to enhance your interior decorating style - how to visualize your ideas - how to create room layouts that suit your lifestyle - how to become your own stylist - how to eventually create a space that reflects your personality.< Less
Outside My Window: A Look at the Oakwood Village Nature Preserve By Robert Greenler
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Outside My Window is a description of things found in an urban nature preserve, but it is much more. A recurring point of view in this collection of essays is the author’s search for the story... More > behind the immediate visual impression—an attempt to see with the mind as well as the eye. For example: The shape of the grandfather oak shows that when European settlers arrived they found the landscape of an oak savanna; The spacing of old silver maples in a ring tells of the presence of a ghost tree, once inhabiting the place in the center; The presence of small holes on a maple tree reveals the presence of an unseen bird that has arrived this spring, following the lead of others of his kind in past years; and The size of the glacial kettle in the nature preserve reveals the presence, 12,000 years ago, of a buried chunk of ice the size of the adjacent apartment house that now overlooks the preserve.< Less
Secret Hidden Bookcase Door Plans By Daniel Berg
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Secret hidden bookcase door plans. Everything you need to build your own secret bookcase door. Standard heavy duty hinges, simple wood working skills and a few basic tools. This bookcase door should... More > only cost a couple hundred dollars to build and will look and function like a custom built unit.< Less
Espalier: Essentials of the Candelabra Pattern By katherine aby
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Espalier: complete directions to train, grow, then eat apples or pears from a candelabra patterned espalier. For beginning and advanced gardeners.
1001 GardenLine Questions By Randy Lemmon
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1001 GardenLine Questions is a collection of questions and Randy's answers from hundreds of his radio show listeners. It covers how to grow and kill things in the garden, especially for those along... More > the Gulf Coast and in the Houston-area specifically. This is a great follow-up and a perfect companion book to Randy's first Lulu-made book Gulf Coast Gardening with Randy Lemmon.< Less
Baobab Bonsai By Tabatha Carroll
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Baobab Bonsai is a step by step guide to growing baobab trees and creating bonsai from those trees. Through years of work, this book gives up every tip and trick needed to create a unique... More > masterpiece that would be a great addition to any bonsai grower's collection!< Less
2013 Official List of Approved Exhibition Names for Exhibitors & Judges By Beth Smiley, American Rose Society
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The latest edition of THE resource for exhibitors and judges includes 292 pages of approved exhibition names, in a larger format.
Growing Staghorns from spore By Wayne Boyce
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This is the first edition of a small booklet on how to grow staghorn ferns from spore, good results are achieved with some species progressing to the sporeling stage in three months, there is... More > information in this booklet that is not available anywhere on the internet to my knowledge. So if this interesting hobby is fo you then this booklet will get you there.< Less
Simple Solar Homesteading By LaMar Alexander H.E.S.
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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
Circuit Down By Larry Dimock
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This is a guide for solving problems in the electrical circuits of a home - shorts, loose connections, GFCIs tripping, etc. The book is thorough but not overly technical, and gives over 30 helpful... More > black and white diagrams and charts. Homeowners will come to understand their wiring system and what can happen to it. Many problems will become easy to fix with confidence.< Less
Take-Apart Dome By Phillip Reed
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A how to build book for a 16 1/2' dia. take-apart Geodesic Dome that can be set up or removed in less than an hour. 50 pages, 83 color photographs, 27 detail drawings
Our Experience With House Cows By Elizabeth Beavis
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Have you ever thought about owning a house cow but don’t know where to start? Do you dream of unlimited raw milk, manure and beef to complement your small farm activities? “Our... More > experience with House Cows” is an eBook written by a house cow owner to help other small farmers get started with a cow of their own. The eBook is written for Australian conditions, particularly sub-tropical Queensland, but much of the information is applicable to cows and cow owners all over the world. This eBook covers the basics of getting a cow, getting her in calf, milking her and caring for her calf, all using natural methods. The final sections explain how to use all that milk to create delicious dairy products! The eBook references several other cow, cattle and dairy books which are useful to the new cow owner and explain some aspects in more detail. Go ahead, learn how to realise your house cow dream today!< Less