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Design & Construction

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  • If Walls Could Talk

    An intimate history of the home

    by Lucy Worsley ...
    Why did the flushing toilet take two centuries to catch on? Why did Samuel Pepys never give his mistresses an orgasm? Why did medieval people sleep sitting up? When were the two 'dirty centuries'? Why did gas lighting cause Victorian ladies to faint? Why, for centuries, did people fear fruit?All these questions - and more - are answered in this juicy, truly intimate history of the home.Through the ... Read more

    $13.63 AUD

  • Small Space Living

    Expert Tips and Techniques on Using Closets, Corners, and Every Other Space in Your Home

    Complete with demonstrative illustrations and photographs, Small Space Living offers more than one hundred space-saving ideas from Roberta Sandenbergh, a.k.a the Small Space Architect.Sandenbergh will introduce you to the idea of space opportunities—untapped areas in every home that can be expanded for storage and organizational purposes. A space opportunity might be as simple as using an empty ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD

  • Mini Farming

    Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre

    Go back to basics—compost, raising chickens, water and irrigation, dealing with pests, and much more—with this unique, full color bestseller (over 400,000 sold).Mini Farming 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 ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • The Weekend Homesteader

    A Twelve-Month Guide to Self-Sufficiency

    by Anna Hess ...
    The Weekend Homesteader is organized by month—so whether it’s January or June you’ll find exciting, short projects that you can use to dip your toes into the vast ocean of homesteading without getting overwhelmed. If you need to fit homesteading into a few hours each weekend and would like to have fun while doing it, these projects will be right up your alley, whether you live on a forty-acre farm ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Declutter Your Home Effectively House Cleaning Hacks to a Clutter Free Life

    by K. Collins ...
    Do you break out into a cold sweat the last time somebody dropped by unexpectedly? Do you constantly lose things in your home? Does it take longer time to find things you were looking for? Do you have a small space but too many stuff? Do you spend a long time cleaning all the stuff in your home? Can you access all areas of your home without any hassle?Do any of these ring true for you? If you ... Read more

    Free

  • Maximizing Your Mini Farm

    Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre

    Mini farming 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. Now expanding exponentially on his bestselling Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre, Brett Markham gives you tips, tricks, ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Shipping Container Homes: How To Build A Shipping Container Home For Cheap And Live Mortgage-Free For Life

    by John Clark ...
    One Simple Guide About Everything You Need To Know For Building The Shipping Container Home Of Your DreamsWant a guide on how to build a shipping container home? You are at the right place!You’re about to discover how to build your very own shipping container home, with no mortgage payments. Living in a shipping container house has it's benefits, one of them being that you can do the construction ... Read more

    $7.36 AUD

  • Compact Cabins

    Simple Living in 1000 Square Feet or Less; 62 Plans for Camps, Cottages, Lake Houses, and Other Getaways

    by Gerald Rowan ...
    In the woods, on a mountaintop, or at the water’s edge, a small cabin can fulfill big dreams. With attention to efficient living and minimizing energy footprints, Gerald Rowan provides 62 designs for compact and creative buildings that are flexible enough to fit whatever your needs may be. Rowan includes detailed floor plans with plenty of modular elements that make the designs adaptable and easy ... Read more

    $20.23 AUD

  • Affordable Interior Design

    High-End Tips for Any Budget

    Live in luxury—on a budget.Homeowners and renters of all means dream of having a beautiful home. The media makes it look so easy, but many of us have less to work with and still long to live in style. Affordable Interior Design makes luxury an affordable reality. In this DIY home decorating handbook, Helmuth reveals insider tips and her tried-and-tested methods for choosing colors, creating a ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD

  • Home Improvement Tips and Tricks

    Hands-on Projects and Decorating Ideas on a Budget

    Step-by-Step Projects from a Successful and Sassy Interior Designer!Searching for a house or apartment is difficult enough on its own; transforming it into your home is an entirely different story. Home Improvement Tips and Tricks aims to give you the knowhow to decorate while staying within your budget, all presented in an engaging and approachable way. Each project is accompanied by a list of ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Big Design, Small Budget

    Create a Glamorous Home in Nine Thrifty Steps

    As seen on the TODAY Show!Homeowners and renters of all means dream of having a beautiful home. With the lingering recession, many of us have less to work with but still long to live in style. Big Design, Small Budget makes luxury an affordable reality. In this DIY home decorating handbook, Helmuth reveals insider tips and her tried-and-tested methods for designing on a budget.In the past year, ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

  • Designing Your Dream Home

    Every Question to Ask, Every Detail to Consider, and Everything to Know Before You Build or Remodel

    by Susan Lang ...
    You can have the home of your dreams!This comprehensive guide walks you through every decision and addresses all the details that most homeowners don't even know to consider.In this step-by-step, room-by-room handbook, Susan Lang considers every aspect of your homebuilding or remodeling project, such as how toHire the right architect, interior designer, and builderDesign each room to perfectly fit ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Living

    Beekeeping, Canning and Preserving, Cheese Making, Disaster Preparedness, Fermenting, Growing Vegetables, Keeping Chickens, Raising Livestock, Soap Making, and more!

    Packed with step-by-step instructions, useful tips, time-honored wisdom, and both illustrations and photographs, this might just be the most comprehensive guide to back to basics living ever published. Fans of Back to Basics, Homesteading, and Self-Sufficiency have been asking for a one-stop resource for all the subjects covered in that successful series. In response, Gehring has compiled a ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

  • Celebrity-Inspired Home Interior Decorating

    Budget-Friendly Interior Design Ideas And Money-Saving Home Decorating Styles To Transform Your Plain Ordinary Interiors Into Stylish, Classy And Luxurious Living Spaces Just Like Hollywood Style Celebrity Homes

    We get awestruck when we’re given a glimpse of celebrity homes in TV because of their posh designs and glamorous styles. But it cost thousands, even millions of dollars to get that sort of high-class home decoration. Well, there’s a secret which every decorator to the stars don’t want to tell you. Any average household can really achieve Hollywood-style home decor minus the Beverly Hills budget. ... Read more

    $5.69 AUD

  • The Old-House Doctor

    The Essential Guide to Repairing, Restoring, and Rejuvenating Your Old Home

    Old houses are charming, but owning one can be a labor of love. Expert carpenter and house "doctor" Christopher Evers equates old homes with ailing patients, describing how you can successfully "treat" your old house and make it good as new. With over 300 clear, line illustrations, Evers provides a practical guide to repairing, renovating, and preserving your old house--basement to attic--so you ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Let Me Tell You Something About Shipping Container Homes

    Mike Container cuts through all the bullshit regarding shipping container homes and tells it to you straight. Important preliminary information for those interested in container structures. @mike_container ... Read more

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  • Building Stone Walls

    Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-217

    Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life. ... Read more

    $5.45 AUD

  • A Beginner's Guide to the Ba Gua: Understanding the Feng Shui Energy Map

    The feng shui Ba Gua is a map of the invisible world. It defines what areas within your home influence which aspects of your life experience. It’s an essential feng shui tool, and the source of a great deal of confusion to many newcomers to feng shui, who are likely to find conflicting or contradictory information in the various books and websites they encounter.A key factor in the confusion that ... Read more

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  • Building Home

    The 5 step journey to building your best lifestyle

    Do you dream of giving your family a better home, in a better location, for a better price?A home that gives your kids the space they need to grow and the freedom they need to flourish?In Building Home boutique property developer Natalie Stevens shares the knowledge she’s gained working within her family business which has provided more than 1000 families with the perfect place to build their home ... Read more

    $8.90 AUD

  • The Simple Living Handbook

    Discover the Joy of a De-Cluttered Life

    Where did all this stuff come from? I don’t have time for a life. I need to get away! Ever feel this way? Society is quick to fill our minds and homes with all the latest gadgets, tools, obligations, and entertainment, but what happens when it all doesn’t fit? The Simple Living Handbook is a how-to memoir about creating a life that has space for what really matters to you.Lippincott’s road to ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Essential Guide to Smart Home Automation Safety & Security

    Use Home Automation to Increase Your Families Safety Levels

    series Smart Home Automation Essential Guides #1
    The Essential Guide to Smart Home Safety & Security book addresses readers who wish to gain an in-depth understanding of Smart Home alarm and safety systems.Detail is provided on six key smart systems that you can use to enhance your family’s home security levels, namely smart alarm systems, Smart IP cameras, Smart combo alarm devices, smart access control, smart locks and smart doorbells.In ... Read more

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  • Building Your Own Home For Dummies

    Keep construction on track with helpful checklistsTurn your dream of a custom home into reality!Thinking about building your own home? This easy-to-follow guide shows you how to plan and build a beautiful home on any budget. From acquiring land to finding the best architect to overseeing the construction, you get lots of savvy tips on managing your new investment wisely -- and staying sane during ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD

  • Shipping Container Homes

    How to build a shipping container home, including plans, cool ideas, and more!

    by Daniel Knight ...
    SHIPPING CONTAINER HOMESNot only are shipping container homes eco friendly, they're also extremely unique, fun to build, and are way cheaper to build than a regular house!These container homes have been rapidly growing in popularity, and for good reason.If you'd like to get started with building a container home, then this is the right book for you!Through reading this book you will discover what ... Read more

    $3.29 AUD

  • Elements of Family Style

    Elegant Spaces for Everyday Life

    by Erin Gates ...
    New York Times bestselling author and popular lifestyle blogger Erin Gates shares everything you need to know about designing a beautifully stylish—yet practical and functional—family home through candid advice, inspirational ideas, and lessons learned.Loved by her readers for her chic interior designs and frank and funny revelations about life behind the scenes of her picture-perfect blog, ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD