Healthy Home
Make your home a safe haven with efficient design, chemical-free cleaning methods and home organization tips.

16 Nature-Based Decorating Projects for Fall and Winter

From pinecones and feathers to whole tree branches, let Houzz help you bring some nature-based decor into your home this Fall and Winter.

The Room-by-Room Guide to Houseplants

Use this guide to houseplants to discover the best plant for each area of your home.

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Fall Home Comfort

4 Eco-Cleaning Chores for Fall
Tackle these four essential fall cleaning chores to make your home more efficient and comfortable for winter.

5 Festive Fall Decorations
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Clean and Refresh Your Home with Fall Scents
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2-CAR GARAGE APARTMENT E-PLAN

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  • 1 Full Baths
  • Standard Foundation - Floating Slab
  • Building height - 26'-6"
  • Roof pitches - 8/12, 9/12
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  • First floor - 9'
  • Second floor - 8'
  • 16' x 7' overhead door
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It is your responsibility to make sure that any project you undertake is safe, effective, and legal for your situation. All Ogden Publications' plans are offered AS IS for information and entertainment purposes only. No warranties are expressed or implied. By using this information or these plans you agree to hold Ogden Publications harmless from any damages or injuries of any kind that might result from errors, omissions or other causes.

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BUILD YOUR OWN SPORTS CAR ON A BUDGET

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.

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THE COMMUNITY-SCALE PERMACULTURE FARM

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
Emphasizing collaboration, cooperation and mutualism, this book promises to inspire a new generation of growers, builders, educators, artists and dreamers who are seeking new and practical ways to address today’s problems on a community scale.

$40.00