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How to Build a Global Model Earthship Operation II: Concrete Work

by Michael Reynolds eBookIt.com (May 13, 2013)

This booklet is the second in a twelve part series that walks the owner/builder through the construction of a Global Model Earthship. This installment covers the concrete and steel strength of the building,...


How to Build a Global Model Earthship Operation I: Tire Work

by Michael Reynolds eBookIt.com (December 01, 2012)

This booklet is the first in a twelve part series that walks the owner/builder through the construction of a Global Model Earthship. This installment covers building the thermal mass walls out of tires, the...


Straw Bale Building Details

by California Straw Building Association New Society Publishers (April 23, 2019)

The devil is in the details-the science and art of designing and building durable, efficient, straw bale buildings

Straw bale buildings promise superior insulation and flexibility across a range of design aesthetics,...


Rustic Carpentry

by Paul N. Hasluck & Ralph Kylloe Skyhorse (August 17, 2007)

With an introduction by master craftsman Ralph Kylloe, this manual on rustic carpentry is a superb resource for woodworkers, furniture makers, and carpenters of all skill levels. Here are clear and concise instructions...


Homemade Contrivances and How to Make Them

by Skyhorse Publishing Skyhorse (April 17, 2007)

The traditional American devices contained in this intriguing compilation date from an era long before milking machines, pesticide sprayers, and industrial hay bailers. Yet the simple inventions described for...


Gustav Stickley's Craftsman Homes and Bungalows

by Gustav Stickley Skyhorse (March 01, 2009)

In 1901, Gustav Stickley began to create the first uniquely American style of furniture and home design—known as Craftsman. Stickley's principles of home design include construction that is in harmony with...


Shelters, Shacks, and Shanties

by D. C. Beard Skyhorse (February 08, 2011)

Nineteenth-century building advice that is eminently practical in the twenty-first century. 330 b/w illustrations


Fences, Gates, and Bridges

by George A. Martin Skyhorse (February 14, 2011)

First published in 1887, Fences, Gates, and Bridges is an instructional guide to the best ways to build a variety of fences, gates, hedges, bridges, and culverts. The section on fences boasts a wealth of information...


Log Cabins

by William S. Wicks Skyhorse (February 08, 2011)

Ever wanted a cabin or little cottage in the woods but don’t know where to start? With Log Cabins, author William S. Wicks offers clear, practical instructions on how to build your own log cabin—and furnish...


earthship WIZARDS: Part 1

by Michael Reynolds eBookIt.com (February 21, 2013)

"A Coming of Wizards" is about finding and moving toward our potential. And it is the thinking from which the whole earthship concept has evolved. Based on Michael Reynolds' experience with four wizards part...


Engineer's Report: Seismic Performance Evaluation and Tire Construction Analysis

by Michael Reynolds eBookIt.com (February 21, 2013)

This engineering analysis is a compilation of studies and calculations conducted between 1990 and 1993 by Thomas E. Griepentrog, P.E. of Buckhorn Geotech, Consulting Engineers and Geologists of Montrose, Colorado...