The Backroad Home could be the inspiration you need to build a new country-style outbuilding, add to your existing home or build a new one, build a father-in-law cabin or plan your retirement cottage.

From the editor of Barns and Backbuildings (a 1998 FIN Readers' Choice Award winner), the book presents the work of 17 talented country architects and designers. Included are plans for homes that range from 144 to 2,000 sq. ft. The business and Web site addresses and phone numbers of the designers are listed to allow you to contact them directly for blueprints. Sources for kits, building accessories (including a detached screen porch and an outdoor shower) and guides also are included. Contact Donald J. Berg, AIA, Dept. FIN, Box 698, Drawer Q, Rockville Center, NY 11571, 516/766-5585.