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Habitat for Humanity How to Build a House: How to Build a House [Paperback]

By Larry Haun (Author) & Angela C. Johnson (Author)
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Item description for Habitat for Humanity How to Build a House: How to Build a House by Larry Haun & Angela C. Johnson...

From the world's leading authority on community home building comes a step-by-step guide to building an efficient, affordable, quality house. 350 color photos. 100 drawings.

Publishers Description
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.

Citations And Professional Reviews
Habitat for Humanity How to Build a House: How to Build a House by Larry Haun & Angela C. Johnson has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Library Journal - 12/01/2002 page 172

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Taunton Press
Pages   288
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.88" Width: 8.99" Height: 0.6"
Weight:   2.2 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 9, 2002
Publisher   Taunton
Edition  Revised, Update  
ISBN  1561585327  
ISBN13  9781561585328  

Availability  106 units.
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More About Larry Haun & Angela C. Johnson

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! 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.

Larry Haun has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Fine Homebuilding DVD Workshop
  2. For Pros By Pros

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1Books > Subjects > Business & Investing > Industries & Professions > Real Estate > General
2Books > Subjects > Home & Garden > Home Design > Buildings & Construction
3Books > Subjects > Home & Garden > Home Design > Design & Construction
4Books > Subjects > Home & Garden > Home Design > House Plans
5Books > Subjects > Home & Garden > How-to & Home Improvements > Do-It-Yourself
6Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > Philanthropy & Charity
7Books > Subjects > Professional & Technical > Architecture > Building Types & Styles > General
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Reviews - What do customers think about Habitat for Humanity: How to Build a House?

A timeless reference  Feb 7, 2008
Even if you're not building homes for Habitat for Humanity, the processes, hints and reference material from this book will help you build your own, add on or simply unravel the confusion of house building. I DO work for Habitat for Humanity and this book has been by my side for 8 of my 15 builds. It's one of the three references that I recommend to any of my new project leads. It's geared for the inexperienced volunteer not the professional. Don't build a home without it.
Highly recommend  Jan 10, 2008
As a shop teacher I looked forward to receiving this book both from a practical sense, but also from a academic sense.

You could practically build or do a remodel of an existing home with this book. Nice step-by-step processes and with good supporting pictures.

There is information for the season contractor, builder as well as superb information for a 1st timer.

With some basic building and tool knowledge a person could build a simple building or at the least be informed as to how to guide others in the process.

Highly recommend
HFH How to build a house   Mar 18, 2007
Excellent book to help beginners understand to 'How Tos" of house building.
Habitat for Humanity: How to Build a House  Jan 10, 2007
This soft-covered manual provides a remarkably concise overview of the elements of home building from A to Z. I have been a weekly construction volunteer with Habitat for 5 1/2 years, so this book is particularly appropriate and useful. Don't expect any coverage of plumbing or electrical work, but the remaining trades are very well done. Foundations, floor systems, walls and roofs are all covered, explained well, and accompanied by good pictures. For non-Habitat purposes, there are ample applications that can benefit from this book. These would include shed construction, decks, door and sindow installations, etc. There are many other books that deal directly with projects such as decks, but this text is definitely helpful as an overview of home construction.
A Complete Novice's Perspective  Jul 6, 2006
I am a complete novice and therefore I have looked at many books. Three things stood out about this book that I did not see anywhere else:
1. It has a cookbook approach. After looking at other books I was not completely clear when in time to do what task. This book arranges all the tasks in the chronological order. That facilitated for grasping the whole process mentally before beginning to build.
2. This book is exceptionally lucid, it is written in an unhurried language. The author has a gift for explanation.
3. Finally, this book is inspirational. It is more than a house building it aims to teach - it teaches building a home as a small step toward betterment of the world.


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