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This is one of the finest books on low-cost owner-built homes that I have read. Mr. Kern specifies the general principles of low-energy consumption and low-cost living with an artistic expression of living spaces. In particular, he specifies ways to build your home to evolve with your life and ability to invest more in your home with passing time. His philosophy is to avoid going into deep debt, by constructing only the necessities to begin with, then enlarge the structure in a planned and integrated way. He has many original ideas and he was also an experimentalist. He researched his low-cost philosophy around the world to find new solutions to many construction problems. He plans and constructs his homes with natural heating and air conditioning integrated into the structure. Ken Kern was a heroic architectural pioneer in the field of low-cost owner-built housing.
Review: The Owner-Built HomeUser Review - Salem - Goodreads
Informative? You bet. Engaging? Eh. Ken Kern is a carpenter, a builder, and has a visionary spirit, but no one is going to mistake him for a poet. Read full review
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THE OWNER BUILT HOME & HOMESTEAD
I am reminded of the many agricultural Titans who have devoted major segments of their lives to the furtherance of tree crops
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The owner built home revisited : & excerpts from A house of clay ...
Subject: House construction, Amateurs' manuals. • Contents: Cover title., The owner built home revisited -- A house of clay. • Other Titles: House of clay.
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Ferrocement Historical Archives 1999-2005
01593, 2000-01-06, Richard Austin <email@example.com>, [Ferro Cement] Re: Re: Re: Re: The Owner Built Home by Ken Kern ...
The Owner-Built Home This now somewhat rare 1972 book by grandfather of the sustainable building movement Ken Kern offers an incredible wealth of practical ...
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Peace Corps Online | March 18, 2003 - Personal Web Page: Iran RPCV ...
I went down to see him after I was inspired by his first self-published book, "The Owner Built Home". I stayed on and ended up working with him for almost ...
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Taylor Publishing Ken Kern Owner Builder Books
In The Owner Built Home he covers many building methods from stone and wood to slipform rammed earth and ferrocement /concrete. He introduces new concepts, ...
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Lloyd’s Blog: The Barefoot Architect: A Handbook on Greeen Building
In those days I had a bunch of books on carpentry and building, but my favorite was Ken Kern's The Owner-Built Home, which became the underground building ...
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Troubled Times: Coating Burlap
I came across an obscure book, The Owner Built Home, By Ken Kern, published by Charles Scribmer's Sons, New York in 1975. Cheap housing was built in India ...
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The Owner Builder Experience - Owner Builder Books Index
The Owner-Built Home. A classic by author Ken Kern. We only used this book a little, since we built a conventional framed home, but it was a good read and ...
Ken Kern Owner Built Books
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