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Elements of Style: Designing a Home & a Life

by Erin Gates

From the rising-star designer and author of the hit blog, Elements of Style, a full-color, fully illustrated book packed with honest advice, inspiration, ideas, and lessons learned about designing a home that...


Green Home Building: Money-Saving Strategies for an Affordable, Healthy, High-Performance Home

by Miki Cook & Doug Garrett

Build a truly green home for the same total net cost as the conventional alternative


Hunt Club Management Guide: Building, Organizing, and Maintaining Your Clubhouse or Lodge

by J. Wayne Fears

If you ever wanted to create your own hunting club, this book is for you.

In Hunt Club Management Guide, wildlife management consultant J. Wayne Fears teaches you how to take your dreams of owning and operating...


Building Stone Walls

by John Vivian

John Vivian tells you everything you need to know to build your own stone walls from start to finish. He covers everything from basic equipment and materials to building retaining walls, building in gates and...


Tiny House Living: Ideas for Building and Living Well in Less Than 400 Square Feet

by Ryan Mitchell

Tiny House, Large Lifestyle!

Tiny homes are popping up across America, captivating people with their novel approach not only to housing, but to life. Once considered little more than a charming oddity, the tiny...


The Interior Design Handbook

by Joanna Wissinger

Whether you are moving into a new home or renovating and redecorating an existing one, The Interior Design Handbook is the perfect first step to creating an intimate and unique space that is a joy to love in...


Making Better Buildings: A Comparative Guide to Sustainable Construction for Homeowners and Contractors

by Jen Feigin & Chris Magwood

Sustainable building from the ground up – the pros and cons of the latest green and natural materials and technologies


Build Your Own Low-Cost Log Home

by Roger Hard

If you're considering building your own log house, whether from your own logs or from a kit, this comprehensive guide has all the information you need. Roger Hard covers everything from choosing a site to planning...


Style, Stitch, Staple: Basic Upholstering Skills to Tackle Any Project

by Hannah Stanton

Revive your living room with these straightforward upholstery techniques!


Outdoor Shower

by Wayne Lennox

An outdoor shower is a practical, affordable cottage upgrade—much less expensive than adding a second bathroom, easier to keep clean, and a lot more fun too. Project designer Wayne Lennox provides the detailed...


Classic Outhouse

by Wayne Lennox

Biffy, kybo, privy. There are many words for “outhouse” but only one way to build the best: with Cottage Life’s Classic Outhouse. Award-winning cottage DIY expert Wayne Lennox provides comprehensive, step-by-step...


Smart Bunkie

by Wayne Lennox

Whether you want a bunkie as much-needed guest accommodation for friends and extended family, as a place for the kids to hide, or as an all-purpose extension of your cottage space, there are few buildings as...


The Old-House Doctor: The Essential Guide to Repairing, Restoring, and Rejuvenating Your Old Home

by Christopher Evers & Harriet Hason

"A reliable guide to treating the ailing geriatric dwelling."--Publishers Weekly. Old houses are charming, but owning one can be a labor of love. Expert carpenter and house "doctor" Christopher Evers equates...


Timber Frame Construction: All About Post-and-Beam Building

by Jack A. Sobon & Roger Schroeder

Timber frame construction, or post-and-beam building, is beautiful and often less expensive than the alternatives. Whether you are building a home yourself or hiring a builder, here is everything you need to...


Carter's Way: A No-Nonsense Method for Designing Your Own Super Stylish Home

by Chris Peterson, Carter Oosterhouse & Rachael Ray

Carter Oosterhouse knows how real people live and how intimidating home design can be. With his reassuring, “you can do it” attitude, he goes out of his way to show readers how to create realistic design...


The Modular Home

by Andrew Gianino

Are you thinking about buying and building a modular home or addition? This comprehensive handbook covers everything you need to know, from choosing a dealer and working with a general contractor to selecting...


Build a Classic Timber-Framed House: Planning & Design/Traditional Materials/Affordable Methods

by Jack A. Sobon

The classic timber-framed house is attractive, affordable, and easily expanded to meet the needs of a growing family. With the step-by-step instructions in this book you can build your own timber-framed house...


Everything You Need to Know about Building the Custom Home: How to Be Your Own General Contractor

by John Folds

More and more people are foregoing and aggravations of hiring a general contractor and opting to oversee their own homebuilding projects.


Build Your Own Brick House

by Gerald Cole

Build Your Own Brick House follows the process of a self-build, using traditional brick and block techniques, enabling the self-builder to understand both the individual stages and the nature of the build as...


Early Mexican Houses: A Book of Photographs and Measured Drawings

by George W. Rustay, G. Richard Garrison & David Gebhard

Here is a wonderful collection of houses from the days of Mexico's viceroys, presented in this handsomely illustrated book. Every aficionado of architecture or home design will find the patios, window designs,...