Habitat for Humanity
How to Build A HouseBook - 2002
A step-by-step guide to building a modest, durable home, from obtaining a site to installing fire alarms and locks. Tips and stories from Habitat for Humanity homebuilding projects are integrated throughout if the book doesn't make people want to volunteer, they should check to see if they've turned into lizards. Color photos and detailed line drawings are included. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Since its founding in 1976, the non-profit Habitat for Humanity International has built more than 255,000 houses for more than one million people and families in need world wide. First published in 2002, Habitat for Humanity How to Build a House has helped thousands more build simple, energy-efficient homes of their own by helping guide them from foundation to roof, through all interior finishes and fixtures.
Written by long-time carpenter and Habitat volunteer, Larry Haun, this extensive revision features up-to-date information on residential codes, construction methods, and materials -- as well as an updated design inside and out. Haun also provides new sections on tools, siding, ventilation, and landscaping. With clear information on everything from obtaining a site and permit to finishing touches like installing door locks and cabinets, this is the best single-volume resource for the beginning homebuilder.
From the world's leading authority on community home building comes a step-by-step guide to building an efficient, affordable, quality house. 350 color photos. 100 drawings.