Shelters, Shacks, and Shanties

And How To Build Them


Book Description

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 “over-water” 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.

About Beard, D.

D. C. Beard was an illustrator, author, and social reformer and founding pioneer of the Boy Scouts of America.

Noel Perrin was an essayist, professor, and author. His books include A Reader's Delight and First Person Rural.