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Book Reviews

Creating the Not So Big House - by Sarah Susanka, 2000, Taunton Press, the sequal to her best-selling The Not So Big House. Sarah Susanka showcases 25 beautiful homes, demonstrating how her smaller-scale approach to home design can be applied to different housing styles.

The Cabin - by D. Mulfinger & S. Davis, 2001, Taunton Press. "Inspiration for the classic American Getaway" celebrating the appeal of this unique form of retreat, providing inspirational and practical ideas for realizing your own cabin dream.

Patterns of Home – the ten essentials of enduring design by Jacobson, Silverstein and Winslow, 2002, Taunton Press. A thoughtful book and guide based on the architects bible “A Pattern Language” providing a design process of discovery and pattern links forming a language to guide a process.

Book Recommendations

Artisan Crafted Timber Frame Homes by Jonathan Vincent, AIA and Tina Skinner  (more info on TImberpeg page)

Timberframe Interiors by Dick Pirozzolo

Adirondack Camps by Craig Gilborn

Great Lodges of the National Parks by Christine Barnes

Adirondack Style by Ann Stillman O'Leary

The New Bungalow by Bialecki

Cabin Fever by Rachael Carley

A Master Course in FENG-SHUI by Eva Wong

The New Cottage Home by Jom Tolpin


Mountain Living

Timber Home Living

Timber Homes Illustrated

Timberframe Homes

Pinnacle Living Mountain Homes Magazine

Log & Timber Style

Building Systems  



Timber Framers Guild

Structural Insulated Panels Assoc

SIP Panel Manufacturer

SIP Panel Manufacturer

Precast Concrete Foundations

WNC Green Building Council

NC Healthy Built Homes

NC Solar Center

NC Sustainable Energy Association

NC Green Power Renewable Energy

US Greenbuilding Council

Southern Energy Management

Energy Star

Building Science

Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

US Department of Energy

Green Sustainable Design

Tax Credits Renewable Energy

M&T Mortgages for Timber Homes 

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