While this site contains lots of information, we certainly recognize that we can't provide everything... there is just too much! On this recommended reading page we are pleased to present our favorite books and other resources to help you in your quest for everything rustic!
|Adirondack Style In this wonderful book author Ann S. O'Leary explores the Adirondack region's vast array of camps, inside and out. This is a true celebration of rustic... I consider this book to be essential for anyone's "rustic" library!||The Cabin Thirty-six inspiring cabins (all under 1200 sq. feet) are profiled with interior and exterior photographs and floor plans. Dale Mulfinger & Susan E. Davis.|
|Cabin Fever An examination of the architecture and interiors of the turn-of-the-century Adirondack style by Rachel Carley.||Cabin Kitchens & Baths|
Feast your eyes on these kitchens and baths! If you're looking for rustic kitchen ideas, this book as plenty of them.
|Finding & Buying Your Place in the Country Recognized as the definitive guide for the back-to-the-land movement, this no frills book is full of solid information. Les Scher and Carol Scher.|
|Cottages, Cabins & Chalets: An Owner's Companion Create a personalized record of everything relevant to your property so everyone will know how everything works and where everything is.||Log Home Care and Maintenance A complete and easy-to-follow plan of regular maintenance, related to everything from weather to general cleaning to fending off the assaults of insects.|
|The Cottage Journal: A Place to Record Everything About Your Cottage, Cabin or Camp Organize documents and information on your history, layout, and systems in one convenient volume.||How to Build Your Dream Cabin in the Woods Author J. Wayne Fears covers all the important points, from buying the land, to planning your structure, to actually doing it-either on your own, or with some help.|
|The Renewable Energy Handbook|
A must have resource for anyone considering alternate power sources, getting off the grid, or with concerns about sustainable living.
|Your Green Home|
Although not strictly geared towards "rustic", the information in this book can be applied to any home.
|The Homeowner's Guide to Renewable Energy|
A wide ranging discussion and primer about the renewable energy options available to homeowners'.
|Got Sun? Go Solar|
This nontechnical reference and guide is a must read to guide you in your move to solar power. Read the positive reviews!
|Solar Water Heating|
This is a how-to book that focuses on this one element of solar power... heating water... and tells you how you'll save $$$.
|Wind Power, Revised Edition|
Wind Power provides the reader with the opportunity to get ahead of the curve and learn important information not readily available now.
|A Bend in the Willows by Paull Dolphin is our favorite "how to" for making bent willow or twig furniture... especially for beginners. Step by step instructions, using both illustrations and photos, for a number of classic projects.||Making Bent Willow Furniture Another good resource for the DIYer. Each project has a complete materials list and clear instructions. Projects range from simple to more advanced. By Brenda and Brian Cameron.|
|Wooden Projects for Outside Living is a terrific step-by-step how to book. A wide variety of projects are featured with easy to follow instructions that include detailed illustrations and photos.|