A Good House

A Good House

Building a Life on the Land

Format
Paperback
Price
$16.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140234077
  • 256 Pages
  • Penguin Books

Overview

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 there—in a hosue, in a family, in living a good life.
A Good House

A Good House

Richard Manning

Praise

“A practical, philosophical, conscientious, and richly generous version of what it takes to put together a thoughtful house, a thoughtful life.”
—Louise Erdrich

“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.”
—William Kittredge

“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.”
The Washington Post Book World

Table of Contents

A Notion
Water
Money
Tools
Dirt
Concrete
Wood
Filth
Power
Light
Art
The Coming of the Cold
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