A Home Afloat

A Home Afloat
Author: Gary Cookson
Publsiher: Thomas Reed
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2010-07-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation
ISBN: 0713688777

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This gorgeous coffee table book is filled with ingenious interior design and furnishing ideas for all kinds of boats and other small living spaces. The book also gives an enticing peek through the portholes of the lives of people who live full time aboard boats from sunsets on your backyard deck to the ease of changing scenery at the set of your sail.

At Home Afloat

At Home Afloat
Author: Nancy Pagh
Publsiher: University of Calgary Press
Total Pages: 179
Release: 2001
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781552380284

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Considering accounts written by Northwest Coast marine tourists between 1861 and 1990, Nancy Pagh examines the ways that gender influences the roles women play at sea, the spaces they occupy on boats, and the language they use to describe their experiences, their natural surroundings, and their contact with Native peoples. Unique features of this book include its interdisciplinary nature and its combination of scholarly information and a style that general readers will appreciate. The text is engaging but also serves to make fresh and relevant links between scholarship in diverse areas of inquiry; for example, Western Canadian and American history, feminist geography, post-colonial theory, and women and environments.

Handmade Houseboats

Handmade Houseboats
Author: Russell Conder
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 230
Release: 1992-06
Genre: Sports & Recreation
ISBN: 0071580220

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People seem inexorably drawn to live near water, but rising prices for waterfront land have made that an impossible dream for most. There is an alternative. Water-loving people of modest means have lived aboard houseboats for centuries, and why not? Unlike expensive, cramped, and hard-to-build liveaboard cruising boats, spacious, homey houseboats are easily and economically constructed from commmon lumberyard materials. And unlike those high-priced waterfront cottages, there's no lawn to mow and often no property taxes. And if you don't like the new neighbors, just up anchor and be off. This book tells those who would live afloat how to design and build their own place on the water. There are detailed plans and building instructions for sample houseboats; help with designing a personalized houseboat from scratch; resource-stingy contrivances for easing life aboard, including a solar oven, a windmill-powered washing machine, and innovative power-, water-, and waste-management systems; and more. "Handmade Houseboats" will help you build a self-sufficient and economical floating home that generates its own power, deals with its own waste, and leaves no scar upon the Earth.

my cool houseboat

my cool houseboat
Author: Jane Field-Lewis
Publsiher: Pavilion
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2015-04-16
Genre: House & Home
ISBN: 9781910496824

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About 15,000 people live permanently afloat on canals, rivers and coasts in Great Britain alone, but thousands more enjoy holidaying on boats or own them as weekend retreats in the UK and abroad. This book will feature not only static residential boats and floating dwellings but also those used as holiday homes and funky modern businesses - houseboats can range from canal boats, riverboats, narrow and wide beam boats, barges, Dutch barges, static houseboats and even seaworthy cruisers moored in marina. The book will cover stylish boats from the UK, North America, Europe and Australia.

The Houseboat Book

The Houseboat Book
Author: Barbara Flanagan,Andrew Garn
Publsiher: Universe Pub
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2003-01
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 078930967X

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Presents a pictorial survey, with interior and exterior photographs, of houseboats and floating homes in the United States and Canada, with a brief history and information on what is involved with living on the water.

Make Do and Mend

Make Do and Mend
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Michael O'Mara Books
Total Pages: 1
Release: 2014-03-24
Genre: House & Home
ISBN: 9781782433033

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The rationing period during World War II was a difficult time, and yet it is remembered nostalgically as a time of unity and great sacrifice. Make Do and Mend focuses on clothes rationing, which was introduced in June 1940. With the nation's industrial output concentrated on the war effort, basic clothes were in short supply and high fashion was an unknown commodity. Adults were issued as little as 36 coupons a year to spend on clothes. But a man's suit could cost 22 coupons, a coat 16 and a lady's dress 11, so the need to recycle clothing and be inventive with other materials became a necessity. The government issued the leaflets included in Make Do and Mend to advise on how best to avoid wasting valuable resources by recycling curtains into dresses and old sheets into underwear; in short how to 'make do and mend' rather than buying new clothes. Produced from original material held in archives the leaflets are also a nostalgic showcase of forties style.


Author: Danie Couchman
Publsiher: Hardie Grant Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-04-18
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781787133495

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Danie Couchman grew up on the move, her family never staying still long enough for her to say where she’s from. At twenty-five, and living in her seventeenth home, she finds herself drowning in the rush of London life, and makes an impulsive decision: to buy a narrowboat and make it her home. Surrounded by an eclectic and itinerant community in the uncharted territory of the capital’s urban wilderness, Danie becomes fully immersed in this hidden world. Each day onboard her boat Genesis is an adventure full of disaster and magic. Over five years of living off-grid, nomadic Danie learns to survive the many highs and lows of boat life alone, keeping herself, and her steel home, afloat. A captivating debut, Afloat is the story of a young woman’s desire to escape an ever more isolated city existence and reconnect with nature, discovering what is important in life.


Author: Helen Babbs
Publsiher: Icon Books Ltd
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-03-03
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9781848319219

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Journeying along London’s waterways on a canal boat called Pike, Helen Babbs puts down roots for two weeks at a time before moving on. From Walthamstow Marsh in the east to Uxbridge in the west, she explores the landscape in all its guises: marshland, wasteland, city centre and suburb. From deep winter to late autumn, Babbs explores the people, politics, history and wildlife of the canals and rivers, to reveal an intimate and unusual portrait of London – and of life.


Author: Erin Healy
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2013-05-06
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781401685546

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Dark waters are rising. Who will stay afloat? Architect Vance Nolan has crafted a marvel—shining apartments floating in the peaceful cove of a winding river. The project is partially occupied and about to make investors rich when a sinkhole gives way. Torrential rains quickly flood the cove, leaving a handful of builders, investors, and residents cut off from the rest of the world. The motley group is bitterly divided over how to survive. Vance insists they wait for rescue. Developer Tony Dean wants to strike out into the darkness. And single-mom Danielle Clement, obligated to each man and desperate to protect her young son, Simeon, isn’t sure which one is wiser. Power failure, an unnatural daytime darkness, explosions, and a murder expose hidden intentions and dark histories. Then Simeon spots something strange underwater—beautiful, shifting lights in the dark depths. In this watery world, everyone’s secrets will eventually come to light. And deliverance may mean more than just getting out alive. Another stunning exploration of the human spirit and supernatural possibilities from best-selling author Erin Healy. “Heart-pounding suspense and unrelenting hope that will steal your breath.” —Ted Dekker, New York Times best-selling author (for Never Let You Go) “[Afloat] is full of danger, intrigue, and compelling characters. Readers will enjoy the way she intersperses supernatural elements into this action-packed novel.” —CBA Retailers and Resources “[Afloat] is original and engrossing, with a unique plot and relatable characters.” —Romantic Times

Rock the Boat

Rock the Boat
Author: Gestalten
Publsiher: Die Gestalten Verlag-DGV
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-09-18
Genre: Boat living
ISBN: 3899559169

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A boat is a hole in the water that you put your passion into. Movable homes provide endless opportunities for exploration and changes of scenery. Modified ferries allow ample space for families. Shanty boats inspire images of Huck Finn's literary journey and youthful spirit. Former cruise ships become charming hotels. These floating domiciles showcase alternative living solutions from the private to the commercial. From the romantic lakes of Kashmir to the Bay of Venice, houseboats claim their space atop the water worldwide. These charismatic and aquatic homes provide refuge from being landlocked and promise to satisfy curious natures. A Life Afloat profiles the imaginative inhabitants and designers behind these houseboats; the volume offers inspiration to anyone interested in a touch of escape from a weekend change of scenery to a permanent change of address.

The Borrowers

The Borrowers
Author: Mary Norton
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 180
Release: 1998
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 0152047379

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Miniature people who live in an old country house by borrowing things from the humans are forced to emigrate from their home under the clock.


Author: Ben Dennis,Betsy Case
Publsiher: Seattle : Smugglers Cove Pub.
Total Pages: 128
Release: 1977
Genre: Sports & Recreation
ISBN: PSU:000022634177

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Three Ways to Capsize a Boat

Three Ways to Capsize a Boat
Author: Chris Stewart
Publsiher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2010
Genre: Travel
ISBN: 9780307592378

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Describes the author's unlikely job as a Cornish Crabber, work that required him to learn how to sail during a voyage around the Greek Islands.


Author: Derek “Deek” Diedricksen
Publsiher: Storey Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-09-19
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9781612123547

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If you dream of living in a tiny house, or creating a getaway in the backwoods or your backyard, you’ll love this gorgeous collection of creative and inspiring ideas for tiny houses, cabins, forts, studios, and other microshelters. Created by a wide array of builders and designers around the United States and beyond, these 59 unique and innovative structures show you the limits of what is possible. Each is displayed in full-color photographs accompanied by commentary by the author. In addition, Diedricksen includes six sets of building plans by leading designers to help you get started on a microshelter of your own. You’ll also find guidelines on building with recycled and salvaged materials, plus techniques for making your small space comfortable and easy to inhabit.

New Paris Style

New Paris Style
Author: Danielle Miller,Richard Powers
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2012
Genre: Design
ISBN: 0500516308

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This publication presents a fresh look into the private dwellings of the most exciting creative talents in Paris individuals from the music, fashion, design, film and art worlds. The 27 properties photographed exclusively for the book are loosely arranged by their location across the citys grooviest, on-the-edge arrondissements from the elevated bohemianism of the Left Bank to the trendy Marais and the edgier Belleville and 13th and reflect the cosmopolitan melting pot that influences Pariss design trends. Aimed at an urban audience who dream of revamping their city crash pads, or who want to inject glamour into their personal spaces, New Paris Style is packed with creative and inspiring ideas, for wherever you live.