A fully revised and updated edition of the self-sufficiency classic. Packed with practical information and expert advice on everything from gardening to cooking, and from health and beauty to raising livestock, this is the indispensable guide to living more sustainably, whether you live in a city apartment block or on a rural smallholding.
Create a happy, beautiful and eco-friendly home
Having a happy, healthy home is a key part of our wellbeing, but how do we ensure the pursuit of our perfect living space doesn't negatively impact on the environment?
Blogger and low-waste expert Kezia Neusch provides simple swaps and genius hacks to help you reduce your household's ecological footprint, covering everything from how to break up with your tumble dryer and why your mid-morning snack might be harming the planet.
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'(Gaff Goddess) should be taught in schools. It's genuinely, hands-on empowering! After four paragraphs I am fully convinced I could build my own house and go on Grand Designs!' - Marian Keyes
Laura de Barra is quite simply a Gaff Goddess. Expanding on her popular online home hacks, Laura will teach you how to handle the problems we all encounter in our homes.
Straight-talking and hilarious and packed with Laura's stunning illustrations, her step-by-step guides will prepare you to handle th
The natural beauty and texture of sticks, wood, stones and pebbles celebrated in inspirational and practical designs. With contemporary and original projects by leading artists, this is the first craft book to explore the beautiful potential of Nature's timeless materials.
A simple and accessible guide to the basic tools you need for a wide range of jobs, including tiling, painting, flooring, woodwork and general repairs in the home; useful tips show you the basic techniques and how to use them.
How to fit shelves and architraves, replace skirting and baseboards, fix cladding, hang doors, replace drawers and install security locks; useful techniques include how to prepare and finish wood, and there is a guide to the tools you will need, all with 230 how-to photographs in one handy volume.
Illustrated with more than 175 photos, 12 elegant but uncomplicated projects include a Chickadee House with a concave roof, a Victorian Bluebird, and a Purple Martin House. The designs come with diagrams as well as everything you need to know about construction, from dimensions to tools.