Resources and construction product information
Engine - a good place to find a product or research a topic
such as "bamboo flooring" or "landscape lighting"
|Building for Health
- An interesting site with healthy and alternative building products
such as bamboo stakes for strawbale construction.
|A great set of links to
books on architecture, Building, Feng Shui, healthy
building, solar and sustainable building.
information and a great library of specific product
information. High quality articles on all kinds of energy and
resource efficient products.
|A vast information
site with a good built-in search engine. Just what the name
implies - Do it Yourself.
Here's the code most jurisdicitons use. While this is adjusted for the
city of Seattle it generally follows the standard code.
International Residential Building Code
|Building links and articles
about various construction phases. Much info about Building
|Home Remodeling and
construction resource information. Advice and links from an
experienced Home Inspector.
Home Resource Center
Books & Videos:
|Time-tested advice on buying
and building on country property. This classic book now on-line. Also
good links to other resources
Back Road Home
|Practical books for building.
Ken Kern books
|Building with Awareness DVD -
a great video on the construction of a small alternative house in the
desert Southwest. See full reveiw and discussion here.
Much Info available nowhere else.
|Jim Self has plans for spiral
stairs and provides good support for customers. (Thanks to CountryPlans
|Ross Chapin is a talented
architect who has designed some fine small homes and cottages. Good
plans and good ideas.
|A good site with information
on log homes
|A good selection of barn plans
in many sizes and styles.
|This is a large database of older Agricultural
|A source of barn and small
home plans. Old friend of mine.
|Here's the best on-line tool
store around. Everything for the wood butcher art. A great gift spot