Undoubtedly, since the first clear-glass bottles were made, craftsmen have been intrigued with building structures within those confined spaces. A craftsman of artwork such as this must be equipped with a few tips and "secrets" enabling him to enjoy a generous measure of success. Bottling Ships and Houses is intended to instruct the beginning builder in the basic techniques required for successful completion of a bottled house or ship. Although step-by-step instructions are provided, an attitude of self-reliance and experimentation is encouraged. I also attempt to inspire the reader to strive for achievement and the self-satisfaction that comes with completing a worthwhile project.