Home-Made Home By Ronald Duncan

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Mr. Duncan’s new book is a challenge to all who, for whatever reason, are interested in the housing problem. It is a plea, not just for houses, but for homes; and by a ‘home-made’ home is meant the possession of the owner-builder, to which he and his family can add as the years go by; but to complete it should have a small holding of at least three acres, with a cow, pigs, poultry and crops. That such a valuable home should be within the reach of a man with come capital and a lot of determination, it is the purpose of this book to show; the author suggests not only how it could be done, but done well (for he is no lover of the shoddy in our architecture and our life)

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It is the author’s belief that the only way to learn anything about building (or thatching, etc.) is to use your eyes and to try yourself; and he has manifestly done both. As a result, his book is full of fresh ideas and stimulating suggestions. It includes an informative study of the possibilities of alternative building materials – stone, cob, chalk and particularly pisé (rammed earth). An interesting, suggestive, provocative book. Bound in red cloth with gold titling to spine. Very good if slightly foxed, unclipped dust jacket. Endpapers are foxed, and some pages are tanned. Hardcover. Published by Faber and Faber 1948. Weight 275g

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Weight 0.275 kg