A home of my own
Annotation:Larry Haun's a cool guy and this is a cool book. He's been a carpenter and builder for decades and this book chronicles much of his life in house building. Black and white photographs.
Annotation:What happens when a young couple decides to catapult themselves into adulthood through the purchase of a dilapidated former crack house, which they manage to turn into a home, against all odds and with no experience?
Annotation:The intelligent and often hilarious story of Pollan's realization of a room of his own, "shelter for daydreams"--built with his admittedly unhandy hands. .
Annotation:It seemed like a great idea, and it's re-purposing an already existing structure. How hard could it be? Buy the tiny cottage, have it moved, and attach it to the house. No big deal, right?
Annotation:I love Cape Cod and as a kid and teen I often dreamed of living there once I was grown. But it's not all about the Cape. It's about the house, the home, and the family that loved it and grew in it for generations. But what happens when a summer home becomes more than one family can handle?
Annotation:It'd be so cool to live in a beautifully preserved colonial home. Would you feel the same if you found the original owner's last will and testament stating that the house was to be passed down &quot;forever ....to the world's end, never to be sold or mortgaged from my children and grandchildren forever,"? History can be so complicating.
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Once in a while I fantasize about finding a sweet little house with a front porch where I can put a nice bench. There’s a big yard with a swing set and too tall grass and a place to plant impatiens and geraniums and tomatoes. These books are my inspiration that some day I'll find my perfect home.