Habitat for Humanity, how to Build a House

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Taunton Press, 2002 - House & Home - 282 pages
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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.
  

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This book is great for anyone who likes building and remodeling. It has great pictures, drawings and diagrams on how to build a house. Great for people having a house built so you can catch god ... Read full review

Habitat for Humanity: How to Build a House

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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 ... Read full review

Contents

A Roof Overhead
112
Siding and Exterior Trim
146
BUILDING AN OUTDOOR
174
Sealing
192
Drywall and Painting
212
MAKING A HOUSE BEAUTIFUL
240
From Locks
268
RESOURCES
278
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About the author (2002)

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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