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My Story As Told Through Houses -- The Tract Home

My Story As Told Through Houses -- The Tract Home

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These blogs around houses are excepts from a book that Taunton Press will publish this fall. Hope you read the book and let me know what you think of it. I do appreciate feedback. Thanks, Larry Haun

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IN PRAISE OF LEED

IN PRAISE OF LEED

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Is there anything good we can say about the LEED program?

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My Story -- The Quonset Hut

My Story -- The Quonset Hut

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Sometimes we get it right and build like nature does. The Quonset hut is a good example of this.

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My Story Through Houses: The Manufactured House

My Story Through Houses: The Manufactured House

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Manufactured houses can be delivered by a truck, arrive on it's own wheels, or set by a crane.

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My Story Through  Houses: The Adobe

My Story Through Houses: The Adobe

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Is building with the dirt we stand on not a green thing to do?

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The Pre-cut House

The Pre-cut House

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Before World War II, pre-cut houses were inexpensive and commonly built throughout our country.

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My Story Through Houses: The Dugout

My Story Through Houses: The Dugout

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The dugout may have been the best type of housing for western prairie dwellers living in sub-zero temperatures and howling winds.

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My Story As Told By Houses -- Part 3: The Old Frame House

My Story As Told By Houses -- Part 3: The Old Frame House

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Veteran carpenter Larry Haun continues his popular autobiographical series touching on the history -- and the possible future -- of houses in America, and the way we live in them.

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My Story As Told By Houses -- Part 2: The Straw Bale

My Story As Told By Houses -- Part 2: The Straw Bale

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Straw bale house construction is undergoing a revival in our country. There seem to be many reasons for this. First, the basic building material, dry straw left over from harvesting grains like wheat, rye, and rice is easily obtained at a reasonable cost from local sources in our farming states. Much of the work needed to build with straw bales can be done by semi-skilled workers. Community minded people, friends and neighbors, can come together for a “bale-raising” party.

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My Story As Told By Houses-- Part 1, The Soddy

My Story As Told By Houses-- Part 1, The Soddy

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“We did not think of the great open plains, the beautiful rolling hills and winding streams with tangled growth as wild. Only to the white man was nature a wilderness, and only to him was the...

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