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Minka: My Farmhouse in Japan
by John Roderick

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Language

English

Pages

268

Publication Date

March 20, 2012

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In 1959 journalist John Roderick joined the Tokyo bureau of the Associated Press. There, he befriended a Japanese family, the Takishitas. After musing offhandedly that he would like to one day have his own house in Japan, the family—unbeknownst to John—set out to grant his wish. They found Roderick a 250-year-old minka, or hand-built farmhouse, with a thatched roof and held together entirely by wooden pegs and joinery. It was about to be washed away by flooding and was being offered for only fourteen dollars. Roderick graciously bought the house, but was privately dismayed at the prospect of living in this enormous old relic lacking heating, bathing, plumbing, and proper kitchen facilities. So the minka was dismantled and stored, where Roderick secretly hoped it would stay, as it did for several years. But Roderick's reverence for natural materials and his appreciation of traditional Japanese and Shinto craftsmanship eventually got the better of him. Before long a team of experienced carpenters were hoisting massive beams, laying wide wooden floors, and attaching the split-bamboo ceiling. In just forty days they rebuilt the house on a hill overlooking Kamakura, the ancient capital of Japan. Working together, they renovated the farmhouse, adding features such as floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors and a modern kitchen, bath, and toilet. From these humble beginnings, Roderick's minka has become internationally known and has hosted such luminaries as President George H. W. Bush, and Senator Hillary Clinton. John Roderick's architectural memoir Minka tells the compelling and often poignant story of how one man fell in love with the people, culture, and ancient building traditions of Japan, and reminds us all about the importance of craftsmanship and the meaning of place and home in the process.
Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre
by Brett L. Markham

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Language

English

Pages

241

Publication Date

April 01, 2010

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<I>Mini Farming</I> describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family’s food on just a quarter acre—and earn $10,000 in cash annually while spending less than half the time that an ordinary job would require. Even if you have never been a farmer or a gardener, this book covers everything you need to know to get started: buying and saving seeds, starting seedlings, establishing raised beds, soil fertility practices, composting, dealing with pest and disease problems, crop rotation, farm planning, and much more. Because self-suf?ciency is the objective, subjects such as raising backyard chickens and home canning are also covered along with numerous methods for keeping costs down and production high. Materials, tools, and techniques are detailed with photographs, tables, diagrams, and illustrations.
Minimalist Living Guide for Frugal Living (Boxed Set): Simplify a...
by Speedy Publishing

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Language

English

Pages

76

Publication Date

July 22, 2014

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There are many benefits to frugal living and minimalism. The first is that it helps to keep people from getting deep into debt. Many consumers make the mistake of living well beyond their means. When a person takes on a large debt burden, they are not financially independent. This can hurt one's chances of maintaining a good credit score. Minimalism helps to ensure that people have the essentials that they need and that no matter what happens, people will be provided for.
My 1800's Victorian Heritage House Renovation & Dual Occupancy Su...
by Kate Luella

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Language

English

Pages

321

Publication Date

July 11, 2012

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Make sure you leave a COMMENT below in the reviews about your thoughts and/or questions, and I will be sure to check them and reply if appropriate. I high rating is much appreciate :)))<br /><br />This e-Book is a collection of my personal online journal (which was in the form of a blog) of a property my husband and I purchased and subsequently renovated and subdivided over a six month period, in Creswick, near Ballarat in Victoria, Australia in 2011.<br /><br />Here is a video of me taking you thru my bathroom renovation, all the pics etc are in this eBook for sale on Amazon:<br /><br /><iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ROZIN5DHfsQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /><br />Please understand, I am NOT a professional property developer (or registered builder), we are a typical “mum & dad” family with two young kids, three pets, and I had wanted, for as long as I can remember, to buy and renovate a beautiful old country home. I finally achieved my dream, albeit late in my life, when my husband received an unexpected inheritance, otherwise, I’d still be dreaming! <br /><br />This is not a “how to” guide, it is NOT a development strategy book, it is only my personal thoughts and actions documented (with a lot of pictures along the way) which showed you how my journey unfolded. <br /><br />I have included my financials, however, for more accurate and specific info, you can email me and I will email you back an excel spreadsheet of my cost breakdowns. Don’t worry, the tax man has already seen it!<br /><br />This e-Book covers my journey from the purchase of the property, the actual subdivision process, dealing with the tradies I hired and the overall decorating I did in the end to present it for sale (which was my favourite part of the development!!!) ;) <br /><br />This eBook also had the HOUSE HISTORY I obtained when I bought the house, going back to when the land sold at auction to a local police ranger, who bought it as an investment, and it appears didn't build on it, but soon after sold it to a local miner, who then did build this current home on it. It appears that was about 1880. He, like many subsequent owners of this home, lived out his days in the house, till death. It has a long history, and although when I bought it, it was wasting away, it has now come back to life, in full strength. The original shingles on the roof still exist, but they are under the tin roof. The original timber boards are under the current aluminum cladding - some of these things were simply not worth the cost and potential distress to the home to replace. However, inside, it is absolutely beautiful now. With the original two fireplaces still working, and now I've put ducted heating in (Creswick can get VERY cold at night!), the home is just a delight to walk thru, and I imagine live in. We current rent it out. We hope to hang onto it for a long long time.<br /><br />I also include and/or discuss in this eBook:<br /><br />Plans & Planning Permits (at council)<br />Subdivision (including the Land Surveyor I used)<br />Stormwater issues<br />Restumping the house<br />Renovating Heritage Homes<br />Photos (before & after)<br />House History of the old Home<br /><br />We bought this old 1880’s Victorian home late 2010, and we had three intentions:<br /><br />- To renovate the old home<br />- To subdivide the land/property (to create a dual occupancy) <br />- To make some money<br /><br />WE only achieved two of those three goals, so far!<br />IE. Not a lot of money has been made so far!!!<br /><br />Enjoy - by Kate ;)
How To Install Hardwood and Laminate Flooring
by CJ Harrison

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Language

English

Pages

30

Publication Date

January 17, 2014

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This is a basic installation guide on how to install a room with hardwood or laminate flooring. Designed to help any DO IT YOURSELF person. This book has many pictures to help you through the process.
Building with Stabilized Mud
by K S Jagadish

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Language

English

Pages

104

Publication Date

February 11, 2009

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<p>Building construction using stabilized mud (soil) has been in vogue in different parts of the world for nearly six decades. However, the desirable practices have not been placed on a firm footing due to sporadic nature of the constructions. The situation is complicated due to the highly variable nature of soil as a construction material. This monograph is an attempt to summarise the best practices for the use of stabilized mud. It is essentially based on the experiences at ASTRA (Application of Science and Technology to Rural Areas) and Dept. of Civil Engineering. Indian Institute of Science, for more than three decades.</p>
Preservation and Repair of Historic Stained and Leaded Glass
by U.S. National Park Servic...

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Language

English

Pages

47

Publication Date

May 09, 2016

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Gives a short history of stained and leaded glass in America. Also surveys basic preservation and documentation issues, addresses common causes of deterioration, and presents repair, restoration, and protection options.
Frame construction details
by National Lumber Manufactu...

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Language

English

Pages

78

Publication Date

April 14, 2012

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100% readable, proof-read and pictures.(click at the cover to see some preveiw)<br />
The House in Good Taste (Illustrated)
by Elsie De Wolfe

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Language

English

Pages

330

Publication Date

December 26, 2014

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It is no longer possible, even to people of only faintly æsthetic tastes, to buy chairs merely to sit upon or a clock merely that it should tell the time. Home-makers are determined to have their houses, outside and in, correct according to the best standards. What do we mean by the best standards? Certainly not those of the useless, overcharged house of the average American millionaire, who builds and furnishes his home with a hopeless disregard of tradition. We must accept the standards that the artists and the architects accept, the standards that have come to us from those exceedingly rational people, our ancestors.<br />Our ancestors built for stability and use, and so their simple houses were excellent examples of architecture. Their spacious, uncrowded interiors were usually beautiful. Houses and furniture fulfilled their uses, and if an object fulfils its mission the chances are that it is beautiful.<br />
9 Useful Tips for Interior Design: Design and interior decoration
by , Clara R. McIntyre

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English

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Publication Date

June 30, 2018

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9 Useful Tips for Interior Design<br />Design and interior decoration<br /><br />This book with a few practical tips is devoted to interesting features of the decor of the premises. After reading it, you will learn a few useful things about creative design in the modern house.<br /><br /><br />Content:<br /><br />20 modern interior design ideas<br />Fashion trends in repair<br />Figures of animals in the interior - decor or mascot?<br />Mirror decor in the interior: the best ideas for home and office<br />Decorative table: how to choose and where to put?<br />Flowers in the vase: the secrets of creating a beautiful composition<br />Decorative pillows: interior in a "soft" style<br />Sea style: light breeze blowing in the decor<br />All facets of the beauty of designer objects made of glass<br /><br /><br />Creating a residence for themselves, each person tries to express their uniqueness and uniqueness. We all live in the material world and surround ourselves with these or those objects all our lives. The interior design of housing also reflects the essence of each of us.<br />It is the diversity of forms, styles, colors and materials that makes it possible to show this individuality. Today we will talk about how a few pleasant little things will help you create an undeniable aura in the decor of the apartment….<br /><br />

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