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 qadobe country.q 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 Housedetails 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.this problem, carefully consider how many bedrooms and bathrooms you want, where you want them, and what size you intend to build them. If only adults will be living in your house and resale value is not of major importance to you, youa#39;llanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Owner-Built Adobe House|
|Author||:||Duane G. Newcomb|
|Publisher||:||UNM Press - 2001-01|