Architecture and Reference/Self Help

$21.95 paperback
978-0-8263-2323-1

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The Owner-Built Adobe House


Duane Newcomb

First published in 1980, this book remains a useful guide that will help you build your own adobe house almost anywhere in the country, even in areas not usually considered "adobe country." Duane Newcomb takes you through every step of the process, from selecting a site, obtaining building permits, drawing plans, excavating, and making bricks to adding kitchen cabinets and finishing the interior. The Owner-Built Adobe House details every aspect of various types of adobe houses and includes information on plumbing, electricity, heating and cooling, fireplaces, flooring, and the framing of windows, doors, and roofs.

With sixty-six detailed drawings and photographs accompanying the instructions, this book is the basic manual in the field and is invaluable to both the novice and expert homebuilder.


ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS

Duane Newcomb is the author of several books, including The Postage Stamp Garden Book and The Apartment Farmer. He lives in California.


6 x 9 in. 176 pages 49 drawings, 17 halftones