Housing ourselves: creating affordable, sustainable shelter

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McGraw-Hill, Jun 30, 1998 - Architecture - 196 pages
Rediscover the secrets of affordable housing that modern builders have all but forgotten in this book that advocates—and shows you how to achieve—sustainable, environmentally sensitive, self-built housing that can be constructed at a fraction of today's housing costs! Architect and planner Richard Burnham offers professional builders and would-be homeowners alike practical guidance on utilizing local materials; building in harmony with the natural landscape; conserving precious resources; starting on a small, affordable scale and adding incrementally as finances permit; and much more.

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About the author (1998)

Richard Burnham is the owner and principal architect of Richard Burnham Architect and Associates. He is certified nationally and is registered in several states, and he specializes in single- and multifamily housing. He holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Dartmouth and Virginia Polytechnic Institute, respectively, and has published a number of articles on housing design. He has also received several grants for his work on low-income housing.