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Green Home Building

by Miki Cook & Doug Garrett

A comprehensive guide to building green on any budget.

According to conventional wisdom, building a green home is an expensive endeavor. The standard approach treats green as an add-on, tacking "premium"...


Earthen Floors

by Sukita Reay Crimmel & James Thomson

Down and dirty ? a complete step-by-step guide to making, installing and living with beautiful, all-natural earthen floors

For most of human history, people have lived in durable, comfortable buildings made...


Grow a Sustainable Diet

by Cindy Conner

Row by row - maximize your harvest and feed your soil by developing a customized plan for your garden

Everyone loves to prepare a meal with ingredients fresh from their own garden. But for most of us, no matter...


Browsing Nature's Aisles

by Wendy Brown & Eric Brown

When most of us think of self-sufficiency, we think of growing a large garden, and maybe keeping a few chickens for eggs or meat. While this is certainly part of the picture, unless you live on a large acreage...


Plowing with Pigs and Other Creative, Low-Budget Homesteading Solutions

by Oscar H. Will & Karen K. Will

Off-the-wall solutions for real farmstead problems

Fueled by a failing economy and a passionate desire for a return to simpler times, a new wave of homesteaders is seeking the good life and the kind of true...


Black & Decker The Complete Guide to DIY Projects for Luxurious Living

by Jerri Farris

Luxury you can afford!

A custom wine cellar with bistro seating; an elegant den with built-in library walls; an electric steam-room in the master bath; a billiards room with a fun, retro wet bar; a custom closet...


Black & Decker The Complete Guide to a Clutter-Free Home

by Philip Schmidt

Finding adequate storage space is an ongoing battle in every household. The Complete Guide to a Clutter-Free Home provides inspired answers and dozens of step-by-step projects that offer creative solutions to...


Black & Decker The Complete Photo Guide Homeowner Basics

by Jodie Carter, Matthew Palmer, Steve Wilson & Jerri Farris et al.

New help for new homeowners

Homeowners who are ready to remodel, just moving in, or ready to tackle their first DIY repair will find Black & Decker The Complete Photo Guide for New Homeowners indispensable. Filled...


Guide to Concrete

by Phil Schmidt

Concrete information for long-lasting concrete projects

This book is an all-new hardworking visual guide to the most popular home concrete and masonry projects, endorsed by the biggest manufacturer of concrete...


Prepping for Survival: Disaster Emergency Preparedness for Disaster Survival

by Spencer Daly

Prepping For Survival: Disaster Emergency Preparedness for Disaster Survival You don't have to be a conspiracy theorist or a hardcore survivalist to understand the importance of being prepared for an emergency...


Agrivillage

by Giovanni Leoni

What is an Agrivillage? And why does it stand out as a viable and sustainable alternative to the life-style of contemporary cities? With this guide, Giovanni, a pioneer of the agrivillage approach, provides...


The Solar House

by Daniel D. Chiras

Passive solar heating and passive cooling?approaches known as natural conditioning?provide comfort throughout the year by reducing, or eliminating, the need for fossil fuel. Yet while heat from sunlight and...


Old-Time Gates and Fences and How to Build Them

by George A. Martin

First published over a century ago, this practical guide shows how to add traditional fences, gates, and bridges to your house, farm, or garden. Learn how to construct portable fences and hurdles, fences for...


Top-Bar Beekeeping

by Les Crowder & Heather Harrell

In recent years beekeepers have had to face tremendous challenges, from pests such as varroa and tracheal mites and from the mysterious but even more devastating phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder...


Masonry Heaters

by Ken Matesz & Albie Barden

Masonry Heaters is a complete guide to designing and living with one of the oldest, and yet one of the newest, heating devices. A masonry heater?s design, placement in the home, and luxurious radiant heat redefine...


A Solar Buyer's Guide for the Home and Office

by Stephen Hren & Rebekah Hren

Solar power, once a fringe effort limited to DIY enthusiasts, is now fast becoming mainstream. Many home and business owners are curious about solar electric and solar thermal systems, and wonder how to go about...


Nontoxic Housecleaning

by Amy Kolb Noyes

When it comes to cleaning products, society often values convenience over personal and planetary health, thanks to decades of advertising propaganda from the chemical companies that market overpriced and dangerous...


Serious Straw Bale

by Paul Lacinski & Michel Bergeron

In 1994, when Chelsea Green published The Straw Bale House, the response from many people was a loud, "Huh?!"

Those days are gone. With more than 100,000 copies sold, and straw bale projects underway in most...


The Rammed Earth House

by David Easton & Cynthia Wright

The Rammed Earth House is an eye-opening example of how the most dramatic innovations in home design and construction frequently have their origins in the distant past. By rediscovering the most ancient of all...


Getting Started in Permaculture

by Ross Mars & Jenny Mars

Permaculture experts Ross and Jenny Mars outline the steps to transform your garden into a productive living system. Modeled upon the development of Candlelight Farm, and illustrated with photographs, this guide...