Fine Homebuilding contributor Larry Haun wrote the book, quite literally, on building a Habitat house. In his book, Larry writes, “It takes a significant amount of courage, effort, and time, not to mention a piece of land, some money, and help from friends to build an affordable house.”
We can’t help boost your courage or free up your time, but we can provide the most essential information a volunteer needs to build a simple, comfortable house that anyone would be proud to live in.
Larry believes that an optimistic attitude is as important a tool on the job site as a hammer. Building a house is perhaps the most optimistic thing you can do. If you’re thinking about becoming a volunteer, browse this special collection before you roll up your sleeves and get to work.