Shelters Shacks and Shanties: And How to Build Them

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Globe Pequot Press, 2008 - House & Home - 243 pages
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Originally published in 1914, this handbook is still as essential for the modern builder as it was for the homesteader of the last century. This guide contains step-by-step instructions for building "worry-free" shelters, including special settings such as a sod house, a tree house, an "overwater" camp, a bog ken, and much more. The passionate builder will find illustrated instructions for comforts such as hearths and chimneys, notched log ladders, and even how to rig the front door with a secret lock.

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User Review  - Mlt205 - Goodreads

I thought it was interesting how he mentions crowds and pollution and other problems of the cities repeatedly and we think of his time as the "good old days" before cities had these problems. Read full review

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User Review  - Dav - Goodreads

Got it from the library and I'm going to buy my own copy of this. It is very well detailed and well illustrated reference on how to build pretty much every shelter humans have ever created, in the ... Read full review

About the author (2008)

Daniel Beard was born in 1850 and lived most of his life in Kentucky. From an early age, Beard decided to devote his life to American boyhood. He was a prolific writer, illustrator, the founder of two different societies for boys and one of the original founding members of the Boy Scouts of America. Before his death in 1941, Beard received the only Golden Eagle badge ever awarded from the Boy Scouts of America, and had the mountain peak adjoining Mt. McKinley in Alaska named in his honor.

Perrin has taught English at Dartmouth College since 1959, while learning and writing about the ways of rural New England.

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