"Richard Manning set out to build an aesthetically pleasing and environmentally responsible house in which to center his life with his new wife. A Good House is his story of the work, thick with information, splendidly told, solid and good like his house, and a fine read."
"An honest and winning, even profound little book. Even if you have never taken a hammer, utility knife and square in hand to install drywall
there is much to enjoy and learn from here."
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