Homemade Houses

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Allen & Unwin, Sep 1, 1994 - Architecture, Domestic - 40 pages
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Tents, yurts, igloos, mudhifs, fales, minkas, log houses, Queenslanders . . . How are they made, and why? A fascinating look at how people from all around the world have used local materials to build houses that suit their particular environment and way of life. All the houses in this book are still in use today, but the traditional styles and methods are being replaced by standardised modern ones. Soon, many of these beautiful buildings will be gone for ever. This book celebrates the ingenuity and diversity of homemade houses.
 

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
5
Section 3
8
Section 4
10
Section 5
16
Section 6
17
Section 7
18
Section 8
19
Section 9
20
Section 10
24
Section 11
27
Section 12
28
Section 13
34
Section 14
36
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Page 7 - Inside, the tent is divided into two areas: one for the men and one for the women. During the day, the walls are rolled up to allow cooling breezes to blow through the tent.

About the author (1994)

John Nicholson lives in an unusual house that he designed and built with his partner on a hilltop near Melbourne.

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