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Building Our House by Jonathan Bean

Title Building Our House
Author Jonathan Bean
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Release Date 2013-01-08
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 48
ISBN 9781466830073
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice Winner of the 2013 Boston Globe Horn Book Award for Best Picture Book A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2013 A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2013 In this unique construction book for kids who love tools and trucks, readers join a girl and her family as they pack up their old house in town and set out to build a new one in the country. Mom and Dad are going to make the new house themselves, from the ground up. From empty lot to finished home, every stage of their year-and-a-half-long building project is here. And at every step their lucky kids are watching and getting their hands dirty, in page after page brimming with machines, vehicles, and all kinds of house-making activities! As he imagines it through the eyes of his older sister, Building Our House is Jonathan Bean's retelling of his own family's true experience, and includes an afterword with photographs from the author's collection.

Building Our House by Jonathan Bean

Title Building Our House
Author Jonathan Bean
Publisher Macmillan
Release Date 2013-01-08
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 48
ISBN 9780374380236
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A young girl narrates her family's move from the city to the country, where they have bought a piece of land and live in a trailer while they build a house from the ground up, with help from relatives and friends.

How A House Is Built by Gail Gibbons

Title How a House Is Built
Author Gail Gibbons
Publisher Holiday House
Release Date 2014-01-24
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 36
ISBN 9780823430857
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Houses are built with many different materials, and in many shapes and sizes. Step by step, this picture book explains how homes are built—from the architect's plans through the arrival of a happy family. The many processes of construction are explained with simple language and bright, clear illustrations, perfect for kids starting to wonder about how the world around them works. Many different careers—including carpenters, plumbers, electricians, and landscapers—are introduced, each doing their part to bring the picture wood-frame house to life. A great read for kids who love construction sites, or who can't get enough of Building a House by Byron Barton. According to The Washington Post, Gail Gibbons "has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children's writer-illustrator." Ms. Gibbons is the author of more than 100 books for young readers, including the bestselling titles From Seed to Plant and Monarch Butterfly. Her many honors include the Washington Post/Childrens Book Fuild Nonfiction Award and the NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book Award.

Our House In The Clouds by Judy Blankenship

Title Our House in the Clouds
Author Judy Blankenship
Publisher University of Texas Press
Release Date 2013-03-15
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9780292745278
Language English, Spanish, and French
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While many baby boomers are downsizing to a simpler retirement lifestyle, photographer and writer Judy Blankenship and her husband Michael Jenkins took a more challenging leap in deciding to build a house on the side of a mountain in southern Ecuador. They now live half the year in Cañar, an indigenous community they came to know in the early nineties when Blankenship taught photography there. They are the only extranjeros (outsiders) in this homely, chilly town at 10,100 feet, where every afternoon a spectacular mass of clouds rolls up from the river valley below and envelopes the town. In this absorbing memoir, Blankenship tells the interwoven stories of building their house in the clouds and strengthening their ties to the community. Although she and Michael had spent considerable time in Cañar before deciding to move there, they still had much to learn about local customs as they navigated the process of building a house with traditional materials using a local architect and craftspeople. Likewise, fulfilling their obligations as neighbors in a community based on reciprocity presented its own challenges and rewards. Blankenship writes vividly of the rituals of births, baptisms, marriages, festival days, and deaths that counterpoint her and Michael’s solitary pursuits of reading, writing, listening to opera, playing chess, and cooking. Their story will appeal to anyone contemplating a second life, as well as those seeking a deeper understanding of daily life in the developing world.

Building A House by Byron Barton

Title Building a House
Author Byron Barton
Publisher Harper Collins
Release Date 1990-05-23
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 32
ISBN 9780688093563
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A machine digs a big hole. A cement mixer pours cement. Carpenters put up walls. Bricklayers, electricians, plumbers, and painters do their part. Through brilliantly simple words and pictures we follow each step, and before our eyes a house is built.

Title So You Want To Build a House
Author Jeanne Gore
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date 2010-06-27
Category House & Home
Total Pages 108
ISBN 9780071491235
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Shows homeowners how to stay within one percent of their budget Delivers the perfect balance of information--covers everything homeowners need to know without overwhelming details Ready-to-use worksheets save time and money Tells homeowners who to meet with, when to meet, and how to track progress and control costs

Title Rise How a House Built a Family
Author Cara Brookins
Publisher St. Martin's Press
Release Date 2017-01-24
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781250095671
Language English, Spanish, and French
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If you were inspired by Wild and Eat, Pray, Love, you’ll love this extraordinary true story of a woman taking the greatest risk of her life in order to heal from the unthinkable. After escaping an abusive marriage, Cara Brookins had four children to provide for and no one to turn to but herself. In desperate need of a home but without the means to buy one, she did something incredible. Equipped only with YouTube instructional videos, a small bank loan and a mile-wide stubborn streak, Cara built her own house from the foundation up with a work crew made up of her four children. It would be the hardest thing she had ever done. With no experience nailing together anything bigger than a bookshelf, she and her kids poured concrete, framed the walls and laid bricks for their two story, five bedroom house. She had convinced herself that if they could build a house, they could rebuild their broken family. This must-read memoir traces one family’s rise from battered victims to stronger, better versions of themselves, all through one extraordinary do-it-yourself project.

If I Built A House by Chris Van Dusen

Title If I Built a House
Author Chris Van Dusen
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2012-10-25
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 32
ISBN 9781101652756
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The much-anticipated follow-up to the E. B. White Award-winning picture book If I Built a Car In If I Built a Car, imaginative Jack dreamed up a whimsical fantasy ride that could do just about anything. Now he's back and ready to build the house of his dreams, complete with a racetrack, flying room, and gigantic slide. Jack's limitless creativity and infectious enthusiasm will inspire budding young inventors to imagine their own fantastical designs. Chris Van Dusen's vibrant illustrations marry retro appeal with futuristic style as he, once again, gives readers a delightfully rhyming text that absolutely begs to be read aloud.

The Brand New House Book by Katherine Salant

Title The Brand New House Book
Author Katherine Salant
Publisher Three Rivers Press
Release Date 2015-10-21
Category House & Home
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781101906927
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From the first vague ideas to the finished structure, building a brand-new house presents you with thousands of choices -- and possible pitfalls. Yet there's no single expert you can turn to at every stage and ask, "What do I do?" Until now. This definitive reference will help you: * Figure out how much house you need, and how much you can afford * Choose among types of builders, communities, and lots * Negotiate the offer, financing, contract, and closing * Assess options and upgrades -- which are worth it and which are not * Understand windows, flooring, kitchens, landscaping, and scores of other issues * Work with real-estate agents, architects, site superintendents, home inspectors, attorneys -- your whole team, which may consist of dozens of players The Brand-New House Book distills the most crucial advice from hundreds of experts -- from the broad strokes such as bankers on mortgages, interior designers on colors, or arborists on trees to fine-tuning such as cleaners on carpets, movers on staircases, or landscape architects on drainage, every issue is addressed. Thorough and authoritative, yet completely accessible, this book is the most valuable investment you can make to ensure that you bypass the potential nightmares and ultimately come home to the house of your dreams.

Title From Bauhaus to Our House
Author Tom Wolfe
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date 2009-11-24
Category Architecture
Total Pages 128
ISBN 142992425X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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After critiquing—and infuriating—the art world with The Painted Word, award-winning author Tom Wolfe shared his less than favorable thoughts about modern architecture in From Bauhaus to Our Haus. In this examination of the strange saga of twentieth century architecture, Wolfe takes such European architects as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier, and Bauhaus art school founder Walter Gropius to task for their glass and steel box designed buildings that have influenced—and infected—America’s cities.

Title Building the Timber Frame House
Author Tedd Benson
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 1981-09-01
Category Architecture
Total Pages 224
ISBN 1439107076
Language English, Spanish, and French
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For centuries, post-and-beam construction has proved to be one of the most durable building techniques. It is being enthusiastically revived today not only for its sturdiness but because it can be easily insulated, it is attractive, and it offers the builder the unique satisfaction of working with timbers. Building the Timber Frame House is the most comprehensive manual available on the technique. In it you will find a short history, of timber framing and a fully illustrated discussion of the different kinds of joinery, assembly of timbers, and raising of the frame. There are also detailed sections on present-day design and materials, house plans, site development, foundation laying, insulation, tools, and methods.

We Build Our Homes by Laura Knowles

Title We Build Our Homes
Author Laura Knowles
Publisher Words & Pictures
Release Date 2018-10-18
Category
Total Pages 64
ISBN 9781910277836
Language English, Spanish, and French
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It's not only humans who can build incredible structures: around the world, mammals, birds, and insects can be found building incredible things. From biggest beaver dams to tinniest caddisfly cases, this beautifully illustrated picture book explores each animal's incredible home and uncover the reasons why they build. Featuring bower birds and weaver birds, gophers and beavers, termites, honey bees, and many more, each amazing animal architect from around the world tells its own 'micro story' about its incredible architectural skills in this delightfully unique wildlife book.

Building A Sustainable Home by Melissa Rappaport Schifman

Title Building a Sustainable Home
Author Melissa Rappaport Schifman
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2018-08-07
Category House & Home
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9781510733459
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The green building movement has produced hundreds of “how-to” books and websites that are filled with tips about green building and what homeowners should do to go green. While helpful and informative, when it comes to making actual purchasing and installation decisions, these books do not make it any easier for a homeowner to prioritize against a budget. Here, Schifman shares her knowledge and experience for others to use in their journey toward a greener way of living. Whether the reader is building a new home or doing a minor remodel, a homeowner needs a framework by which to guide their decisions. These decisions are based on values, and the author posits that there are really only three reasons to go green: For Our Health: By building more sustainably, we reduce our exposure to harmful chemicals and toxins. For Our Wealth: By building a more durable home and being more efficient with resources like water and electricity, we reduce our monthly utility bills and ongoing maintenance expenses. For Our Soul: Collectively doing the right thing for our planet does make a difference—and that is soul-nourishing. Learn the logistics of choosing windows, insulation, appliances, and lighting. Find out about FSC certified wood and about using reclaimed materials. Here is everything you need to make your home sustainable.

Title Building Your Own Home For Dummies
Author Kevin Daum
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2011-03-04
Category House & Home
Total Pages 384
ISBN 1118054067
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Keep construction on track with helpful checklists Turn your dream of a custom home into reality! Thinking about building your own home? This easy-to-follow guide shows you how to plan and build a beautiful home on any budget. From acquiring land to finding the best architect to overseeing the construction, you get lots of savvy tips on managing your new investment wisely -- and staying sane during the process! Discover how to: * Find the best homesite * Navigate the plan approval process * Obtain financing * Hire the right contractor * Cut design and construction costs * Avoid common mistakes

Title Building Wealth One House at a Time Making it Big on Little Deals
Author John Schaub
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date 2004-12-31
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 272
ISBN 0071466495
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Strategies for creating real estate wealth by star ting small--and always making the right moves Nationally known real estate expert John Schaub learned his craft in the best way possible--on the job, and through every kind of market. Over three decades, he learned to bank consistent profits as he built an impressive real estate mini-empire. Building Wealth One House at a Time reveals how virtually anyone can accumulate one million dollars worth of houses debtfree and earn a steady cash flow for life. Unique in that it focuses on buying houses in good-quality neighborhoods, Schaub's nine-step program includes: Renting to long-term tenants, with financial incentives to pay on time Avoiding the temptation of bigger deals, which invariably include bigger problems A 10-year plan to pay off debt and own houses free and clear

Title The Complete Visual Guide to Building a House
Author John Carroll
Publisher Taunton Press
Release Date 2014
Category HOUSE & HOME
Total Pages 544
ISBN 1600850227
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Lockhart and Carroll take readers step by step through a series of helpful illustrations that present solutions for building a home.

Building A Straw Bale House by Nathaniel Corum

Title Building a Straw Bale House
Author Nathaniel Corum
Publisher Princeton Architectural Press
Release Date 2005-08-25
Category Architecture
Total Pages 181
ISBN 1568985142
Language English, Spanish, and French
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For more than a decade the Red Feather Development Group has built and repaired straw-bale houses for Native Americans. Somewhere along the way, they created an architectural phenomenon. Here, Red Feather provides a step-by-step, easy to follow, manual for would-be straw-bale builders.

Title The Hand sculpted House
Author Ianto Evans
Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing
Release Date 2002
Category Architecture
Total Pages 346
ISBN 9781890132347
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Cob, a structural composite of earth, water, straw, clay, and sand, has been used for centuries, in virtually all parts of the world, to create homes ranging from mud huts in Africa to lavish adobe haciendas in Latin America. This practical and inspiring hands-on guide teaches anyone to build a cob dwelling.

Title The Apple Pie That Papa Baked
Author Lauren Thompson
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2007-07-24
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 32
ISBN 9781416912408
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Relates the chain of events that enables Papa to bake his pie, using the pattern of the traditional cumulative verse "This is the House that Jack Built."

This Is Our House by Michael Rosen

Title This Is Our House
Author Michael Rosen
Publisher Paw Prints
Release Date 2009-07-31
Category Selfishness
Total Pages 32
ISBN 1442067675
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Playground dynamics become testy as a willful child attempts to exclude everyone else in this simple, humorous lesson in human relations. . . . Deft and funny." THE HORN BOOK George has a house made from a big cardboard box, and he says that no one else at the playground can come in. Not Lindy, because George's house "isn't for girls," nor Freddie, because it "isn't for small people." Sophie can't come in because, George says, "This house isn't for people with glasses." But when George leaves his house for a moment, everyone piles in, and on his return, George gets a taste of his own medicine. Aided by Bob Graham's striking illustrations of an urban playground, Michael Rosen tells the tale of a little boy who makes a big discovery that letting everyone into his playhouse is a lot more fun than keeping them out.