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A Carpenter's Life as Told by Houses

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From one of Fine Homebuilding's best-loved authors, Larry Haun, comes a unique story that looks at home building from the perspective of twelve houses he has known intimately. Part memoir, part cultural history, "A Carpenter's Life as Told by Houses" takes the listener house by house over an arc of 100 years. We learn about the sod house in Nebraska where Haun's mother was born, the frame house of his childhood, the production houses he built in the San Fernando Valley and the Habitat for Humanity homes he devotes his time to now. It's an engaging listen from a veteran builder with a thoughtful awareness of what was intrinsic to home building in the past and the many ways it has evolved. Builders and history lovers will appreciate his deep connection to the natural world, yearning for simplicity, respect for humanity and evocative notion of what we mean by "home".

Larry Haun began his building career on the Nebraska prairie, where at 17 he helped to build his first house. In 1950, he began framing in Albuquerque, N.M. and in 1951, he joined his older brother in a Los Angeles building boom that brought about rapid change in tools, materials and building methods. He is the author of How to Build a House, with three companion videos on how to frame a house.

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