Shelter

Author: Lloyd Kahn,Bob Easton

Publisher: Shelter Publications, Inc.

ISBN: 0936070110

Category: Architecture

Page: 176

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A compilation of selections from various publications and by various individuals showing a wide range of information on hand-built housing, building crafts, and building and shelter in general.
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Shelter II

Author: Lloyd Kahn,Bob Easton

Publisher: Shelter Publications, Inc.

ISBN: 0936070498

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

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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.
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Driftwood Shacks

Anonymous Architecture on the California Coast

Author: Lloyd Kahn

Publisher: Shelter Publications

ISBN: 9780936070803

Category: Art

Page: 160

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Lloyd Kahn's photos of over 50 beach shacks on the California coast, showing creative design, imagination, and inventive construction skills. A delight to see these whimsical creations, which are transitory; all of them are knocked down by wind or waves sooner or later, and new ones appear.
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Builders of the Pacific Coast

Author: Lloyd Kahn

Publisher: Shelter Publications, Inc.

ISBN: 0936070439

Category: Architecture

Page: 251

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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.
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Small Homes

The Right Size

Author: Lloyd Kahn

Publisher: Shelter Publications

ISBN: 9780936070681

Category: Architecture, Domestic

Page: 222

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"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. This is the seventh in a series of highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The series, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Each of these books has over 1,000 photos, and each 2-page spread is carefully laid out with respect to balance of graphics and clarity of information. A running theme with them is that people have been inspired by one book to build their own home, and this will be included in a subsequent book. For example, many of the homes in Home Work were inspired by Shelter. And so on. The underlying theme with Shelter's books, which has continued for over 40 years, is that it's possible for you to create your own home with your own hands, using natural materials. Some of these homes are in the country, some in small towns, and some in large cities"--
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Tiny Homes

Simple Shelter : Scaling Back in the 21st Century

Author: Lloyd Kahn

Publisher: Shelter Publications, Inc.

ISBN: 9780936070520

Category: House & Home

Page: 214

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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.
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Man of the House

A Handbook for Building a Shelter That Will Last in a World That Is Falling Apart

Author: C. R. Wiley

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532614772

Category: Self-Help

Page: 160

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What is your plan for the end of the world as we know it? How will you protect the people you love? What will you leave to them when you are gone? The good news is this is not the first time the world has ended. What's more, men were made for times like these. And the men of the past--the good ones, anyway--have left us a plan to follow. They built houses to last--houses that could weather a storm. This book contains their plan.
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Tiny Homes on the Move

Wheels and Water

Author: Lloyd Kahn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780936070629

Category: House & Home

Page: 211

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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.
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Emergency Sandbag Shelter and Eco-Village

Manual-How to Build Your Own with Superadobe/Earthbags

Author: Nader Khalili

Publisher: Cal Earth Press

ISBN: 9781889625058

Category: House & Home

Page: 303

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"We live on earth, yet so ignorant of earth and all the treasures it holds."-Rumi Emergency Sandbag Shelter is a must-have manual for every home, as an emergency guide. Now for the first time this book is made available to people around the world by its inventor, award-winning architect Nader Khalili (1932-2008), whose specialty was skyscrapers and who dedicated his life to teaching others how to build shelter for humanity. This book, with over 700 photos and illustrations, shows how to use sandbags and barbed wire, the materials of war, for peaceful purposes as the new invention known as Superadobe or earth-bag, which can shelter millions of people around the globe as a temporary as well as permanent housing solution. This affordable, self-help, sustainable, and disaster resistant structural system is a spin off from Khalili's presentation to NASA for habitat on the moon and Mars, which successfully passed rigorous tests for strict California earthquake building codes. This book along with a small library of films and kits can guide anyone to learn and teach how to build a home or community.
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World Encyclopedia of Library and Information Services

Author: American Library Association

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838906095

Category: Reference

Page: 905

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Entries cover important individuals, institutions, organizations, technological developments, concepts, procedures, and libraries around the world
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