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A Good House

A Good House

Building a Life on the Land

Richard Manning - Author

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ISBN 9780140234077 | 256 pages | 01 Apr 1994 | Penguin | 5.15 x 7.75in | Adult
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A Good House is a chronicle of the year in which Manning set out to build his house and rebuild his life. Combining entertaining tales of the cast of characters who helped him build; practical information about wiring, roofing, and plumbing; and meditations on the struggle to integrate environmental and spiritual values into everyday life, this is a book about creating a solid foundation and building up from there—in a hosue, in a family, in living a good life.
A Good House A Notion
Water
Money
Tools
Dirt
Concrete
Wood
Filth
Power
Light
Art
The Coming of the Cold
Sources "A practical, philosophical, conscientious, and richly generous version of what it takes to put together a thoughtful house, a thoughtful life."
—Louise Erdrich

"Richard Manning set out to build an aesthetically pleasing and environmentally responsible house in which to center his life with his new wife. A Good House is his story of the work, thick with information, splendidly told, solid and good like his house, and a fine read."
—William Kittredge

"An honest and winning, even profound little book. Even if you have never taken a hammer, utility knife and square in hand to install drywall … there is much to enjoy and learn from here."
The Washington Post Book World


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