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Real Goods Independent Builder: Designing and Building a House Your Own Way by Sam Clark

1996; 522 pp. $30. Chelsea Green Publishing.

This is an up-to-date, straightforward manual for those brave folks hankering to design and build their own place. Technique is well covered, as you might expect?conventional architecture held together by friction and gravity hasn't changed much in the past 200 years. What's new and most welcome is a useful hit on basic design and structure, complete with those essential details so often missing in building manuals, e.g. how to design plumbing that won't freeze. An avuncular voice of wisdom and long experience is heard throughout

 

ISBN: 0930031857

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