FORT LAUDERDALE, 2005: It can't be an easy thing to erect a building, any kind of building. But when you figure into the mix concerns of saving money and doing-it-yourself, it becomes almost impossible to chart the logistics. Thankfully, Chris Proulx has been there, done that and took home the T-shirt!
“Do you have a permanent back injury? Do you weigh less than a basset hound after a week-long hunger strike? If you answered no to either question, you are probably in better physical shape now than I was when my wife and I began building our dream home in the woods. If a short, skinny white guy with only the help of a short, skinny, not-too-tyrannical wife can build a stone house, then you should give it serious thought. Stone is an inexpensive, efficient building medium; it provides superior insulation, and is virtually maintenance free.”
With over 55 photos and illustrations drawn by the author, this book will guide the novice home builder in every step of the process, from choosing a site to installing the roof.
Chris Proulx uses cost-effective building methods and details tips for getting the job done more efficiently, tossing his own low-brow humor into the mix. The author insists that, with this book as a friendly, helping guide, even G.O.P. voters will be able to build their own stone houses.
About the Author:
Christopher Proulx earned a Master's degree in teaching from Rhode Island College and attended a "party school" for his undergrad work. He still maintains that if he somehow learned anything during his undergraduate study, it was vicariously and with horrible pains to someone else. Chris has worked in construction, briefly in masonry, with insulating materials, and in a freaky parade of much crappier jobs, trying to fund his education.
Publication: Building a Beautiful, Inexpensive Stone House
Author: Christopher Proulx
ISBN: ISBN: 1-59526-020-X
Size: 6 x 9
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