Carpenter's Life as Told by Houses

ISBN-10: 1600854028

ISBN-13: 9781600854026

Edition: 2011

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From one of Fine Homebuilding#x19;sbest-loved authors, Larry Haun, comes a unique story that looks at American home building from the perspective of twelve houses he has known intimately. Part memoir, part cultural history, A Carpenter#x19;s Life as Told by Houses takes the reader house by house over an arc of 100 years. Along with period photos, the author shows us the sod house in Nebraska where his mother was born, the frame house of his childhood, the production houses he built in the San Fernando Valley, and the Habitat for Humanity homes he devotes his time to now. It#x19;s an engaging read written by a veteran builder with a thoughtful awareness of what was intrinsic to home building in the past and the many ways it has evolved. Builders and history lovers will appreciate his deep connection to the natural world, yearning for simplicity, respect for humanity, and evocative notion of what we mean by #x1C;home.#x1D;
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Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/13/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

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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