The Versatile Shed

The Versatile Shed

The Versatile Shed: How To Build, Renovate and Customize Your Bonus Space by Chris Gleason
2012 | EPUB | 13.25MB

Sheds aren't just for storage anymore. With a little bit of thought and work, your shed can become a guest cottage, a recording studio, a writer's getaway and even a "small" business location. With more people staying in their current homes, the opportunity to add on beyond the scope of the existing house is more appealing than ever.

The Versatile Shed offers basic how-to for building your own shed structure, along with recommendations for electrical and comfort needs. Also included are ideas for working with pre-fabricated sheds, with suggestions for customization. But mostly, this book is about ideas. With dozens of ideas for interior and exterior customization that will add an extra, and versatile, space to your home.

Landscaping for Privacy

Landscaping for Privacy

Landscaping for Privacy: Innovative Ways to Turn Your Outdoor Space into a Peaceful Retreat by Marty Wingate
2011 | EPUB | 5.73MB

The area around your home is your haven, your sanctuary, your refuge from the noise and irritation of traffic, eyesores, and nosy neighbors. Or at least it could be if there was some sort of barrier between your front yard and the sidewalk, or if you didn't have to stare at the back of the neighbors' garage when you want to relax on your patio.

Landscaping for Privacy brims with creative ideas for minimizing or even eliminating the nuisances that intrude on your personal outdoor space. Scores of real-world examples show you how to keep the outside world at bay by strategically placing buffers (such as berms or groups of small trees), barriers (such as fences), and screens (arbors or hedges, for example) around your property. And the helpful plant lists tell you precisely which varieties to choose in order to enhance your sense of seclusion.

If you've ever felt frustrated by the lack of privacy whenever you step outside your home, this inspiring book will steer you toward an achievable solution.

The Mobile Poultry Slaughterhouse

The Mobile Poultry Slaughterhouse

The Mobile Poultry Slaughterhouse: Building a Humane Chicken-Processing Unit to Strengthen Your Local Food System by Ali Berlow
2013 | EPUB | 4.39MB

If you are raising chickens, turkeys, or other poultry for meat and lack easy access to a humane, local slaughterhouse, this guide shows you how to put together a slaughtering and processing unit that will accommodate any type of poultry and can be moved from farm to farm. These units can be funded, built, and used by a community of small farmers, or you can develop one by yourself and use it as part of a business. This book covers the mechanics of constructing the unit, government regulations, the permitting process, sanitation, safety, and much more.

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