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Pages: 288

Language: English

Publisher: Taunton; Rev Ed edition (1 Nov. 2008)

By: Larry Haun(Author)

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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.

Larry Haun has worked as a carpenter in southern California for four decades and has been a Habitat for Humanity volunteer since the 1980s. He has taught apprentice carpenters at a local community college for more than 20 years. Larry lives in coastal Oregon, where he continues to build houses for Habitat.

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  • By NoFiction on 15 January 2010

    This book has much of the information required for a person thinking of participating to the building of their house. It does not show All the little details or it may not show you all the options. It gives the reader a path that if followed by a diligent person, will lead to a small home built at the most reasonable price. The book covers mainly the structural and finishing aspects of a house. Some people may need additional help with best practices in electrical wiring, plumbing etc. The best book I own on building a house - I own a few.

  • By Ian Lambart on 18 May 2017

    Most useful and informative.

  • By Gaudesign on 12 May 2012

    A fairly inspiring book, although oriented around the USA, the land of cheap wood, Home Depot and plenty of land. It would be a nice dream to build your own affordable house with a group of like minded individuals but then who would buy all the over priced rows of boxes that are capital assets more than homes. Well this book could show you how!

  • By Mr. C. J. Lewis on 23 January 2017

    Comprehensive and useful guide for the novice builder. Don't know if I'll ever use it build a full size house but I have recently build a summer house and this book to give me lots of hints and tips. Having this as a go to guide made some of the building processes so much easier and I've found myself wanting to build more. So much so I've offered my services to my family and friends.Would really recommend to anybody wanting to build anything from a summer house like myself to a full size wooden building.

  • By ohmy on 4 January 2014

    Everything as expected. Love the pictures as I am "visual" learner, reader friendly layout, no nonsense text. Love it. Can't wait to start building.

  • By Colin lawman on 29 October 2015

    Nice detailed pictures I have Larrys other books so this book will complement my other purchases

  • By Jay on 25 April 2015

    Relates to timber frame construction in the USA,

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