Habitat for Humanity: How to Build a House

Habitat for Humanity: How to Build a House

by Larry Haun, Angela C. Johnson
     
 

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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… See more details below

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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

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Library Journal
Habitat for Humanity (HFH) has a great reputation for helping poor people build affordable housing; over the last 25 years, it has built over 100,000 homes worldwide (it is the 15th-largest home builder in the country). The beauty of their system is that the home isn't a giveaway; homeowners must work on their home and the homes of others and must pay for their house themselves. HFH simply offers them the necessary assistance. Haun, a carpenter and Habitat volunteer, shows how to build a solid house from the ground up. As might be expected, the methods used by HFH result in a decent, affordable, no-frills home-there are no mini-mansions here. The highly readable text covers a HFH project in Charlotte, NC, from start to finish, including site acquisition and preparation, tools needed, foundations, framing, roofing, windows, interior finishing, household systems, and landscaping. The detailed instructions are enhanced by clear illustrations and photos. This is an excellent guide to home construction with the added bonus that it offers recognition to a great organization. Recommended for all public libraries. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561589678
Publisher:
Taunton Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/09/2008
Edition description:
Revised, Updated Edition
Pages:
282
Sales rank:
256,010
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.80(d)

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