A Good House
Building a Life on the Land
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 therein a hosue, in a family, in living a good life.
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."
"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."
"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."
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