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- 628 Total Square Feet
- 2nd Floor 628
- Width: 28'-0" Depth: 26'-0"
- 1 Bedrooms
- 1 Full Baths
- Standard Foundation - Floating Slab
- Building height - 26'-6"
- Roof pitches - 8/12, 9/12
- Ceiling heights -
- First floor - 9'
- Second floor - 8'
- 16' x 7' overhead door
- Cozy living room offers vaulted ceiling, fireplace and pass-through kitchen
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The all-color, practical Build Your Own Sports Car provides all the information needed to build a road-going two-seater. You'll produce an open-top sports car on a budget, using standard tools, basic skills and low-cost materials. This guide's down-to-earth text clearly explains each step along the road to producing a well-engineered, high-performance sports car, providing a learning experience in engineering and design - and opening up a whole new world of fun motoring.
The Haynes Roadster, which features a fully independent rear suspension, has been designed with the aid of CAD software to develop the chassis and suspension, resulting in a car with performance and handling to challenge many established kit cars and mainstream sports cars. The design is intended to make use of components sourced primarily from a Ford Sierra donor, although alternative donors are mentioned in the book.
The Community-Scale Permaculture Farm describes not only the history of the D Acres project, but its evolving principles and practices that are rooted in the land, its inhabitants and the joy inherent in collective empowerment.
For almost 20 years, D Acres of New Hampshire has challenged and expanded the common definition of a farm. As an educational center that researches, applies and teaches skills of sustainable living and small-scale organic farming, D Acres serves more than just a single function to its community. By turns it is a hostel for travelers to northern New England, a training center for everything from metalworking and woodworking to cob building and seasonal cooking, a gathering place for music, poetry, joke-telling and potluck meals, and much more.
While this book provides a wide spectrum of practical information on the physical systems designed into a community-scale homestead, author Josh Trought also reviews the economics and organizational particulars that D Acres has experimented with over the years.
The D Acres model envisions a way to devise a sustainable future by building a localized economy that provides more than seasonal produce, a handful of eggs and green appliances. With the goal of perennial viability for humanity within their ecosystem, D Acres is attempting an approach to sustainability that encompasses practical, spiritual and ethical components. In short: They are trying to create a rural community ecology that evolves in perpetuity.
No other book contains such a wealth of innovative ideas and ways to make your farm or homestead not only more sustainable, but more inclusive of, and beneficial to, the larger community. Readers will find information on such subjects as:
- Working with pigs to transform forested landscapes into arable land
- Designing and building unique, multifunctional farm and community spaces using various techniques and materials
- Creating and perpetuating diverse revenue streams to keep your farm organization solvent and resilient
- Receiving maximum benefits and yields for the farm without denigrating resources or the regional ecology
- Implementing a fair and effective governance structure
- Constructing everything from solar dehydrators and cookers to tree houses and ponds
- Connecting and partnering with the larger community beyond the farm