Housing Ourselves

Housing Ourselves

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Rediscover the secrets of affordable housing that modern builders have all but forgotten in this book that advocatesA¬Ďand shows you how to achieveA¬Ďsustainable, environmentally sensitive, self-built housing that can be constructed at a fraction of today's housing costs! Architect and planner Richard Burnham offers professional builders and would-be homeowners alike practical guidance on utilizing local materials; building in harmony with the natural landscape; conserving precious resources; starting on a small, affordable scale and adding incrementally as finances permit; and much more.Not built, as is now customary, of plywood sheeting, the cabinet uses individual planks of wood for an interior frame, for doors and drawers, and for the tops and sides. ... laminate coverings, these cabinets dona#39;t necessarily have to be squarish ; they can flow with your personal design ideas for the home interior. ... Eventually , though, a pine toe space and doors, drawer, and interior shelves can be added.

Title:Housing Ourselves
Author:Richard Burnham
Publisher:McGraw Hill Professional - 1998


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