SHELTERS, SHACKS AND SHANTIES AND HOW TO BUILD THEM, 2ND EDITION
Author: D.C. Beard
Shelters, Shacks, and Shanties, Second Edition, presents lively, step-by-step tutelage to build temporary and long-term accommodations from natural and man-made materials. Originally published in 1914, this practical classic is as essential a guide for today's modern homesteader as it was at the turn of the 20th century.
Included are instructions for dozens of worry-free shelters for you to choose from, including a sod house for the lawn, a treetop house, over-water camps, a bog ken, and much more. Satisfying the builder's need for the creature comforts of home, it also provides tips on building hearths and chimneys, notched log ladders, and even rig a front door with a secret look. Illustrated throughout with a bounty of helpful line drawings, Shelters, Shacks, and Shanties, Second Edition harkens back to the can-do spirit of the American frontier that still thrives today.